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7 suspects caught red handed in failed EC post office robbery

The group was caught trying to break into a Butterworth post office using crowbars and grinders.

Post Office. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – Seven suspects have been arrested after a foiled robbery at a post office in Butterworth.

The attempted robbery occurred in the early hours of Friday morning.

The police's Tembinkosi Kinana says officers acted on a tip-off to make the arrests.

“Upon observation they discovered a number of suspects were involved and were already busy breaking into the post office. After realising that they were being followed by the police, the suspects tried to escape but were arrested.”

A firearm, ammunition, industrial grinders, crowbars and two vehicles were confiscated.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Ngqamakwe Magistrates court on Monday.

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