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Toy gunmen held for robber


Johannesburg – Police have arrested two suspects aged 27 and 30 for armed robbery, after they allegedly robbed a 51-year-old man at corner Main Reef and the M2 off ramp at Crown Mines, according to police.

Police spokesperson Xoli Mbele says the victim was stationary at the intersection with his window half opened.

“One of the suspects pointed a firearm at him while his accomplice grabbed his cellphone and they fled the scene.  The victim drove off and alerted the police.  Swift response by the police led to the arrest of the suspects. The ‘firearm’, which turned out to be a toy gun, and cellphone, were recovered from them,” Mbele says.