DIEP RIVER–On 2021-04-14 at about 06:30 members attached to Diep River SAPS responded to a call of business robbery at a local car battery centre, Victoria road, Southfield.

It is alleged that a male suspect entered the business premises at about 05:45 and enquired about a job. The suspect then pulled out a firearm and pointed it at the complainant demanding his cell phone.

The suspect then fled the premises and was apprehended by security officers of Combat Force when they noticed him running with a firearm in his hand. The male suspect, aged 30 years, was then handed over to the members on scene.
A case of Business Robbery was opened and is being investigated. No shots were fired and no injuries. The firearm recovered was later discovered to be that of a replica.

Anyone with further information to the above to contact Detective Constable Vicky Du Toit on 021 710 7359/60 or alternatively on Crime Stop on 08600 10111.



Constable Zak Marais

079 894 0105