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Police stopped robbers on their tracks

Police stopped and arrested would be robbers who were on their way to rob a supermarket in Langa earlier today. The four men were also found with police uniforms including bullet proofs inside the vehicle they were travelling in.

Police spokesman Sergeant Wesley Twigg said cops recieved a tip off about an impending robbery. Officers attached to Operation Lockdown II responded to the information and arrested four suspects, aged between 30 and 36. They were found in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition as well as well as suspected stolen property in Langa.

He said members followed up on information received about a business robbery that would be perpetrated at a supermarket in Langa. “A description of the vehicle and suspects were also given. The members spotted a vehicle as described, with the occupants, and pulled it off the road. The vehicle and the occupants were searched upon which two pistols, ammunition, bulletproof vests and police uniform pieces were found in the vehicle,” said Twigg.

The suspects who were arrested are due to make their court appearance in the Athlone Magistrates court on Monday, facing charges related to the possession of illegal firearms and ammunition and the possession of presumed stolen property.

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