According to the police, the complainant claimed he was stopped by a BMW fitted with blue lights and decided to pull over on the side of the road.
Midrand police spokesperson Sergeant Matome Tlamela said, “He was allegedly accosted by two armed men carrying firearms. They searched his vehicle and took an amount of R130 000 underneath the driver’s seat.
“The complainant identified one of the suspects as his former colleague.”
Officers managed to trace the suspects’ whereabouts and arrested them. The two men, aged between 28 and 30, will appear in the Midrand Magistrates’ Court to face a charge of robbery with a firearm.
In another robbery case, a man was arrested after the community was able to corner him as they waited for the police.
According to the complainant, he was at a petrol garage in Carlswald, Midrand when he was approached by two men who asked him for a cigarette.
“Allegedly, when the complainant refused, the two men allegedly grabbed him and started assaulting him, and as he fell to the ground the men robbed him of his money and ran off but with assistance from the community, one suspect was arrested.”
Details: Midrand Police Station 011 347 1626.
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