Police arrest five suspects at Kensington guesthouse ahead of planned armed robbery

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Through Ntokozo Maphisa 7 months ago

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Johannesburg – Gauteng police on Friday arrested five suspects and recovered six unlicensed firearms from a Kensington guesthouse, before suspects carried out an alleged armed robbery.

Police said the five suspects were arrested with six unlicensed firearms after they were found at the guesthouse.

Police believe the five suspects were planning a robbery.

Gauteng Police spokesman Captain Kay Makhubele said the suspects were arrested by members of the Germiston Flying Squad and Spring Public Order Policing units.

He said: “In the early hours of October 22, 2021, members of Germiston Flying Squad and members of Springs Public Order Policing followed reports of gunmen at a guesthouse in Kensington, Johannesburg.

“Members went to the address and were given permission to search the rooms. In one of the rooms, five men were found in possession of six unlicensed firearms.

He said police discovered during their preliminary investigations that the suspects planned to commit an armed robbery.

“A swift police response thwarted this plan and five suspects and six guns are now off the streets,” Makhubele said.

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