‘Toy Gun Robbers’ Won’t be Treat Differently – SAPS Warns

Police spokesperson Captain Andre Beetge said police recovered a hijacked bakkie used to transport furniture in Zwide on Thursday.

Beetge said the two occupants of the vehicle were about to deliver a mattress at a house in Magi Street when they were robbed at gunpoint by three suspects travelling in a white VW Golf.

Beetge said the weapon used during the robbery was a toy gun.

He said two of the suspects held the furniture vehicle driver at gunpoint and took off with him, leaving the assistant driver at the scene.

The 55-year-old driver sustained a head injury after the suspects hit him with the gun during the hijacking.

The suspects managed to evade arrest.

Motherwell Cluster Commander Major General Dawie Rabie warned that “using a toy gun to commit a crime still qualifies as a firearm in terms of Firearms Control Act. The SAPS will use the same procedures in dealing with armed suspects, whether it is a real firearm or toy gun,” he said.


Written by How South Africa

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