Police return phones to victims of robbers armed with toy guns.



Police recover phones from robbers armed with toy guns.

Three men have been arrested by the police for allegedly conducting strings of armed robberies in two Durban suburbs.

Police spokesperson, Col. Thembeka Mbele said a task team had received reports of three young men allegedly committing armed robberies in Umbilo and Glenwood using a vehicle with no front registration plate vehicle.

“The police officers immediately reacted and began searching for the vehicle. The vehicle was spotted on Moore Road with three occupants and was approached by police. The driver sped off and a chase ensued which resulted in the suspects losing control of the vehicle before they crashed.”

He said the suspects were three men between the ages of 19 and 23. On searching the suspects, police found two 9mm toy guns and so many stolen cellphones in their possession.

“While the police officers were detaining the suspects at the Umbilo police station, three separate robbery victims arrived at the police station to open cases. They were pleasantly surprised when their stolen cellphones were returned to them and they were informed that the suspects were already behind bars”

They three suspects are expected to appear before the court on Tuesday on charges of robbery, possession of stolen property and reckless and negligent driving.

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