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Man arrested for robbery of Mamelodi international student



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Police on the strength of 18 students and professors serving at the Viva Foundation School in the informal settlement of Lusaka in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, I was arrested.

Gauteng Police spokesman, Brigadier General Mathapelo Peters, said he was arrested Thursday night at the Pienaarspoort informal agreement of Mamelodi East.

"The police are hot in the heels of the outstanding suspects and I believe they are only a matter of time before they are found and arrested," he said.

The burglary that became the national title took place on Monday.

A group of about five armed suspects is believed to have robbed visitors and robbed their personal belongings, including laptops, cell phones, cameras, passports, air tickets, bags and US dollars.

Peter spokesman said that after the incident, based on the intelligence – based operation, he took investigators to the car wash at stage 3 of Melody East. Toyota Quantum has been found to match the description of a stolen vehicle.

"The vehicle was handled and the police found important evidence to confirm that the taxi was used during armed robbery."

The detained suspect is accused of business robbery, attempted murder and assault. He will appear on the court of the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Monday.

Chief of the Gauteng Provincial Police, General Elias Mawela recommended a "24 hour" work team to track the suspects.

Mawela urged the team to maintain momentum.

"Criminals need to understand that we mean business, they can not threaten our community, we can get away with it, not to mention our visitors as well as our children." We have a serious and violent crime I will not rest until I am convinced that it is the past. "

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