East London Flying Squad swoops in for swift arrest
Fast reactions from the East London Flying Squad leads to the apprehension of suspects involved in a business robbery within an hour.
According to the South African Police Service (SAPS), four armed men entered a liquor store in East London just after 22:00 on Saturday evening. The suspects threatened the employees on duty, demanded cash and alcohol before fleeing the scene in a white Toyota Avanza with Gauteng registration plates.
The incident was circulated and all police vehicles were in the area were alerted.
Within 30 minutes of police being alerted to the incident, members of the East London Flying Squad spotted the Avanza and were able to stop it.
Two suspects escaped, but two others were apprehended, while police recovered two unlicensed firearms with ammunition, alcohol and an undisclosed amount of cash during a preliminary search of the vehicle.
The two suspects arrested will face a charge of business robbery, possession of unlicensed firearms and unlawful possession of ammunition.
They are set to appear in the East London Magistrate's Court on Monday.
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