The police have arrested seven suspects following a business robbery that took place today, at a cellphone store in Westonaria.
It is reported that the suspects robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money and cellphones. The police were notified of the crime and immediately followed up on information which led them to Diepkloof hostels where a shootout between the police and the suspects ensued.
One of the suspects was injured during the shooting and the police managed to arrest six more suspects. Three firearms, explosives, two vehicles used in the commission of crime and two large bags containing the stolen cellphones were recovered.
The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has commended the police members for their swift response that led to the arrest of the suspects.
All arrested suspects are expected to appear in court soon on charges of business robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms. Police investigation continues.