GRAAFF-REINET NEWS - Seven suspects allegedly responsible for two armed robberies in Graaff-Reinet are behind bars, after they were found in two vehicles on Panorama Hill on Tuesday 5 November.
The men, aged 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 32, are believed to be responsible for the robbery of Tiki's Liquor Store on Tuesday, where they stole an undisclosed amount of cash and a cellphone. They also robbed a man of R25 000 at gunpoint.
The suspects were found with five firearms, as well as a substantial amount of money in their possession.
According to SAPS Spokesperson, Captain Bradley Rawlinson, detectives followed up information after a police officer saw the suspects in a vehicle described as the getaway vehicle.
The team responsible for the tactical arrests included Visible policing Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Moria Abrahams, Captain Albert Senekal, Graaff-Reinet Detectives, Graaff-Reinet Police Crime Prevention, Graaff Reinet Cluster Operational Command Centre members and members from Graaff-Reinet Dog unit.
Graaff-Reinet Cluster Commander Brigadier Rudolph Adolph commended all the members for their commitment and quick response to fighting crime and arresting the suspects.
The alleged robbers areto appear in court today.
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