Suspected burglars arrested within days in Bergville

A business robbery occurred in the Bethany area of Bergville last Sunday. Two men, one was armed with a pistol, entered the business as the shop was about to close.

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A firearm was pointed at the owner and a small amount of cash was taken. The robbers then fled. A case of business robbery was opened at the Bergville Police Station.

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The case docket was allocated to a young detective who immediately set out to arrest the criminals that had committed the robbery. The detective canvassed in the area in search of information.

Her efforts paid off when information was received from the community on the evening of March 6.

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Visible policing officers rushed out to the Bethany area where they arrested two men aged 30 and 32.

Further investigation revealed that the firearm used during the robbery could be in the possession of a third individual in the same area.

Police have since recovered the firearm. All three men have been remanded in custody while the investigation continues. They appeared in court last Wednesday.

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