Local arrested for armed robbery at Total Garage

THABAZIMBI – A young resident of Thabazimbi has appeared in court regarding an armed robbery at the Total Garage Shop in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to the police and video footage obtained from a surveillance camera, a person entered the shop joking about a hold-up, but left the premises shortly after that.

Later, the same person re-entered, this time with his face covered in a cloth, brandishing a R4 rifle. He ordered the cashier to give him the money from the till, which they eventually did. The money in the till amounted to a figure between R2 000 and R3 000.

The person drove away in a Hyundai. The police was notified.

The accused appeared in court on Tuesday and is still in custody. He will appear again on 21 April to apply for a bail.