Suspects behind bars for business robbery in Ladysmith

Five men aged between 21 and 34 are behind bars and stand accused of having been involved in a business robbery that occurred at a local wholesaler during June.

Three of the men, one of whom is believed to be the mastermind behind the robbery, were arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning (August 2).

Further investigation led to the arrest of two more suspects in the Steadville area, one of whom is a former employee of the wholesaler. An airtime dispensing machine valued at R15,000 was recovered at his premises.

Also read: 2 young criminals caught in the act during break-in in Surat Road

Also read: Warning Graphic Content: Robber caught in the act by heroic reaction unit officer while breaking into Tanjore Road home

All the suspects appeared briefly in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court on Friday, where they were remanded into custody.

Their next court appearance is scheduled for August 11.

Police officers from the Ladysmith Detective Service, Uthukela Cluster Trio Crime Task Team, as well as Ladysmith Visible Policing were involved in the arrests.

Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!

  AUTHOR
Nameera Sarjoo
Journalist

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top
Recommended Story x
Suspected copper thieves arrested near Ladysmith

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Estcourt News
Ladysmith Gazette
Newcastle Advertiser
Northern Natal Courier
Vryheid Herald


Your details:


Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)
Other