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12 Apr 2014
9:40 am

Three men arrested for armed robbery

Three men were arrested for allegedly robbing a panel of cigarettes with an estimated street value of R20,000 in Zonkizizwe, Katlehong, on Friday, Gauteng police said.

Picture: Tracy Lee Stark.

The men, aged 22, 27 and 29, were arrested along the R103 and N3 highway on Friday afternoon, police said in a statement.

“Police were earlier at the scene of an armed robbery where a driver of the panel van delivering cigarettes was robbed at gunpoint.”

Two of the men were found in a silver BMW, while the third man was arrested in a taxi while trying to flee.

The panel van was recovered at the scene and the cigarettes seized.

The men were expected to appear in Heidelberg Magistrate’s Court soon.

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