Two suspects arrested and items recovered

East London: A Crime Intelligence driven operation was conducted by members of East London Detectives, Crime intelligence Unit with assistance of East London Crime Prevention Unit last night.

They followed an information on Business Robbery that took place at the Oriental Plaza in East London. The information led to an arrest of two male suspects 28 and 38 years old. One suspect was in possession of possible items that were taken from a Business Robbery that happened on 2018-09-06 in Oriental Plaza.

Further information led to another arrest of the second suspect that was also involved in the same Business Robbery and he is an employee of a Security Company as a Crime Response. Several items were recovered during the operation that include:

One Gas Pistol, One Astra .38 Revolver special, Fifteen live rounds, One Correctional services bullet proof vest, SAPS uniform (cap), One wrist watch, Two digital cameras, One Opel Astra vehicle, undisclosed amount of Coins "R5 & R2" in various bank bags. One Sumsung Tablet, one nokia cell phone and five firearm holsters.

The two suspects will appear in the East London Magistrate Court on 2018-10-13 for Possession of suspected stolen property and Business Robbery.

Source: South African Police Service