Robbery

Pair who robbed on-air SABC crew jailed

Two men accused of robbing SABC journalists on camera in March last year were on Tuesday sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court after they pleaded guilty to robbery with aggravated circumstances two months ago. Zimbabwean nationals, Alfred Ndlovu and Clement Ncube‚ robbed the SABC crew,[…]

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Guns and smoke as Cavendish jeweller robbed

Police are investigating a business robbery after four armed men robbed Trigg Jewellers in Cavendish Square on Sunday morning. The same jewellery shop was robbed about five months ago. Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk said Sunday’s robbery took place at around 11.30am. “The suspects fled the scene with an[…]

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Manhunt launched for third SSA thief

The Hawks have launched a manhunt for a third suspect in connection with the R17m theft in foreign currencies at the State Security Agency. Two other people have already appeared in court in connection with the crime. Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said police were offering a reward for information[…]

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State Security Agency robbery concerning: ISS

A storm is brewing around the South African State Security Agency (SSA) after an undisclosed sum in foreign currency was stolen from the department’s Pretoria headquarters on Boxing Day. Media reports have put the amount stolen at roughly R50 million, while there are some suggestions of a possible inside job.[…]

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Bullet grazes woman’s head in CT armed robbery

A woman escaped with a bullet graze to the head when armed robbers stormed the business she works at in Montague Gardens, Western Cape police said on Friday. Three men posing as customers entered a service centre at 08:30 on Thursday, Captain Frederick van Wyk said. One of them took[…]

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Armed robbers hit Vangate jewellery store

A gang of armed robbers hit a jewellery store in a Cape Town mall on Tuesday morning, said Western Cape police. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said three robbers entered the store around 09:30. It is understood that the store was Sterns in Vangate Mall, Athlone. They fled with[…]

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Police arrest CT man for fishy ‘armed robbery’

A fish seller was arrested for perjury after allegedly fabricating a story about an armed robbery at his Khayelitsha home, Western Cape police said on Tuesday. Andiswa Cubeni, 27, appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, Captain Frederick van Wyk confirmed. According to a statement, Cubeni opened a case[…]

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