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Port Elizabeth police make swift arrest in Pick n Pay armed robbery

PORT ELIZABETH, August 18 – Port Elizabeth police arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery at the Pick n Pay in Linton Grange on Friday morning.

Police spokesperson, Captain Johan Rheeder, said a man was arrested at a Shell garage in Western Road in Central, within a few hours of the robbery.

Rheeder said the suspect was allegedly the driver of a Quantum van, adding that the vehicle was also recovered at the garage.

Police are still searching for his three alleged accomplices.

It was alleged that four men, two armed with guns, entered the store shortly after opening time on Friday morning.
The suspects took an unmounted safe containing cash and fled in a white Quantum.
No shots were fired.

Four men robbed the Linton Grange Pick n Pay in Port Elizabeth shortly after opening time on Friday morning, Eastern Cape police said.
Police spokesperson Captain Johan Rheeder said four men, two of who were armed, entered the premises shortly after the store was opened. No shots were fired, but the men stole an unmounted safe containing cash and fled in a getaway vehicle, a white Quantum minibus.
“Police recovered the white Quantum at a Shell garage in central and are busy following up on clues,” said Rheeder.
No arrests have been made. Police are investigating a case of business robbery.


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