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Stolen bikes worth R850 000 recovered, one arrested

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The swift reaction of an armed response company and Table View police led to the arrest of a suspect and the recovery of high-end bicycles valued at around R850 000.

Police said a security guard at a retail centre in Sunningdale was approached by three armed suspects on Wednesday who took his cell phone and hand radio.

“They proceeded to burgle a bicycle shop by gaining access through a window which was smashed with a concrete slab. The suspects fled with a number of bicycles in a getaway vehicle,” said provincial police spokesperson, Colonel Andre’ Traut.

He said the security guard managed to activate a panic button and within minutes the armed response officers arrived at the scene and the suspects fled.

Traut said Table View police were also alerted and soon joined the armed response officers in the apprehension of the fleeing suspects.

He said one suspect was wounded and subsequently arrested when police fired a shot, while his accomplices evaded arrest.

“All the stolen bikes were recovered,” Traut said.

 

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