Grassy Park police stopped an armed robber in his tracks this morning shortly after a cigarette delivery vehicle was robbed in Steenberg. The suspect fled the scene in a grey Toyota Avanza and was spotted by police in Ottery road. After a high speed pursuit the vehicle was stopped and searched. Seven boxes of cigarettes worth an estimated street value of R70 000 were discovered inside the vehicle.
A 36-year-old suspect was arrested, and once he has been charged, he is due to make a court appearance in Wynberg Magistrates' Court.
Source: South African Police Service