The South African Police Service have arrested two Malawians for armed robbery.
According to South African media reports, the two Malawians were among six armed robbers who stole from a shop in Pretoria.
The criminals stormed the business in a Pretoria township and stole three cellphones, cigarettes, cash and airtime vouchers.
The six thugs then fled the crime scene using a white Toyota Hilux.
The Crime Prevention Unit of the Brits Police were alerted of the incident and they responded quickly.
“Speedily, the Letlhabile Police, and also so the Brits Police as backup, rushed to the last known location of the criminals, resulting in a high-speed chase. Our men in blue caught up with the suspects, and arrested three of them on the R566 Rosslyn Road. Two Malawians and One Zimbabwean national,” a Police spokesperson said.
However, three of the six suspects managed to get away but the police impounded the vehicle and recovered the stolen items.
The suspects will appear before the Brits Magistrate Court for robbery and possession of suspected stolen property.