Two teenagers have been arrested after they robbed a man at gunpoint in Bethelsdorp on the 9th of June 2020. The anti-gang unit had to be called into action as it was reported that dangerous criminals were on the prowl.
According to reports, at around 13:00 hrs, a 32 year old man who is the complainant, was standing at the corner of the roads Rensburg and Standford when the teenagers approached him and pointed a firearm at him.
They ordered him to surrender his cellphone and after handing it over to them they fled off.
The victimised man flagged down the anti-gang unit members who were on patrol and reported the, matter and they embarked on a search exercise to look for the suspects.
Within a few hours, the suspects were spotted at the bottom of Standford Road near an open field. As soon as they saw the police vehicle, they started running.
One of the suspects was seen trying to hide a firearm in the bushes but they were both arrested and the firearm was confiscated.
The serial number of the firearm had been filed off and the stolen cellphone was recovered.
The suspects are aged 16 and 18 years of age were detained on charges of armed robbery, illegal possession of ammunition and possession of prohibited firearm.
They are expected to appear in court soon facing charges of robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm.
Many in the social media circles were puzzled at the behaviour of the youngsters across the nation as at this age they are supposed to be playing or reading books but these are busy terrorising people and playing with guns.
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