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Siblings arrested following PE armed robbery

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The speedy reaction by police in Kwazakhele in Port Elizabeth led to the arrest of two suspects on Tuesday and the recovery of some of the goods stolen during a hijacking.

Police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu, said a man and a woman, who are siblings, were arrested for being in possession of stolen goods.

However, she said no one was arrested for the hijacking of a vehicle and the attempted murder of the driver and an assistant.

“It is alleged that on  Tuesday at about14:00, the two victims aged, 19 and 26, were offloading stock outside their shop in Kruisman Street when they were approached by two armed males,” Naidu said.

She said the suspects opened fire on the two men, took the keys and fled with the mini-bus filled with stock.

Naidu said the vehicle was found abandoned in Tonjeni Street and the stock, valued at R30 000, was removed.

She said after finding the abandoned vehicle, Kwazakhele Vispol Task team members followed up on information about some of the stolen goods being at a nearby house.

Naidu said with the assistance of the Anti-Gang Unit and Kwazakhele Detectives, the house was searched and groceries were found in the bedroom.

“Two occupants in the house, a brother (21) and a sister (29) were arrested on charges of possession of the suspected stolen property,” she said.

The search for the two other suspects is continuing.

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