Security guard assaulted in Woodhurst business robbery

A 3.57 revolver firearm was recovered with six rounds of ammunition.

The swift response from police officers of the Chatsworth SAPS Community Service Centre resulted in the successful apprehension of three suspects, on Monday.

It is alleged during the early hours of Monday morning, a security guard was held up at a business premises on Sunset Avenue.

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Communications officer of the Chatsworth SAPS, Cpt Cheryl Pillay, said the suspects assaulted the guard before entering the property.

“Upon arrival, police arrested three suspects at the scene and also seized a gas gun, a bullet proof vest, one pepper spray, three cellular phones and cash. Police intensified their investigations and within hours, a 3.57 revolver firearm was recovered with six rounds of ammunition. The exhibits will be sent for forensic analysis,” she said.

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The suspects, aged between 27 and 44, will appear in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court soon. Acting station commander of the Chatsworth SAPS, Col Krish Nair, applauded the swift action by the police officers and the successful apprehension of the suspects. He said that police have intensified their operations during the festive season.

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Yoshini Perumal

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