Business robber arrested and stolen firearm recovered

Constable Frans Ledwaba.

A business robber was arrested and a stolen firearm was recovered after the suspect and his accomplice robbed a cellphone shop in Main Road, Witfield.

According to Lieutenant Juanita Coetzer, communications officer for the Boksburg North SAPS, the men entered the shop, pointed a firearm at the owner and tied him up.

“They took all the cellphones, a DVD player and an amplifier before fleeing,” she says.

Constable Frans Ledwaba was alone, paying his sector manager visits in the area, when he was alerted to the incident by the owner. “Ledwaba pursued the men on foot and then caught one of the suspects,” says Coetzer.

All the stolen goods were recovered, but the other robber is still at large.A stolen firearm was also recovered from the suspect.

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