Robbers stopped in their tracks during a robbery in Mitchells Plain

WESTERN CAPE – Police members attached to Mitchells Plain responded swiftly and stopped robbers in their tracks following a business robbery that was perpetrated at a cellular telephone shop in a mall in Mitchells Plain. The members attended to the complaint and upon their arrival, they saw the robbers leaving the store. A shootout between police and the robbers occurred and two suspects were shot and injured. Both suspect were hopsitalised and are under police guard.

Seven suspects aged between 20 and 40 were arrested. Stolen goods and two firearms were recovered at the scene. Once charged the suspects will appear in the Mitchells Plain court.

The Western Cape Acting Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sindile Mfazi commended the members for their commitment to protect and serve the communities and bring the perpetrators to book.

Source: South African Police Service

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