robbers

Robbers target cash-in-transit van in CT

A gang of armed robbers targeted a cash-in-transit van at a Cape Town business premises in broad daylight on Monday morning. Six unidentified men approached three security officers who were collecting cash boxes in Sunningdale around 08:20, said Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk. They hit one of[…]

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Man shoots, kills armed robber in Cape Town CBD

A Cape Town man confronted by robbers in the city centre put up a fight and shot one of them dead, Western Cape police said on Wednesday. The two had threatened him with knives after he parked his vehicle in Strand Street on Tuesday afternoon, said police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel[…]

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Crime Line head shares footage of robbers at his home

“It never stops, the worry, the crime after crime.” So said Crime Line head Yusuf Abramjee after an attempted break-in at his Pretoria home in the early hours of Saturday morning. Abramjee shared numerous videos and pictures of two men trying to break into his property on Twitter, with the[…]

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Robbers shop up storm with stolen cards

One day after a pair of uniformed men hit a Hout Bay business and escaped with a week’s wages after holding up staff, the robbers went on a shopping spree for new clothing on an employee’s account. Hout Bay Boatyard office manager Melanie Mozes told News24 the duo spent R2[…]

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CT robbers were career criminals: Hawks

A group of six men who tried to rob a general dealer in Epping, Cape Town on Friday, were career criminals, the Hawks have said. Four of the six had criminal histories dating back to 1990, spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said. Police shot and killed three of them, seriously injured[…]

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CT mall robbers pose as customers

Western Cape police, together with mall security across the province, are doing an assessment on the spate of robberies which hit shopping centres over the past few months. “We are busy with security assessments to see where are the gaps and then to see where can we address those gaps,”[…]

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