Police congratulated for foiling heist

Police have been praised for the speedy arrest of nine suspects who tried to rob a factory in Benoni on...

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Police have been praised for the speedy arrest of nine suspects who tried to rob a factory in Benoni on the <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><place w:st="on">East Rand.

Officers set a trap for the men at a factory in <place w:st="on"><placename w:st="on">Brentwood<placetype w:st="on">Park on Sunday after receiving a tip-off.

The suspects were arrested as they arrived at the premises.

It is believed three of the men were security guards who worked at the factory.

The police’s Godin Nyathi said a lot of planning and hard work went into the operation

“So the arrest came up as a break through after the police got the information."