On Wednesday, the the South African Police Service in Johannesburg central arrested two men in connection with the October business robbery of fashion and footwear shop Skipper bar in the city centre.

Johannesburg central SAPS spokesperson Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said detectives arrested the two suspects, who are in their twenties, in Soweto and in Hillbrow. A third suspect was shot during the robbery in October, and was arrested.

Mbele said “It is alleged that six suspects robbed Skipper Bar shop at the corner of De Villiers and Klein Street on 28 October 2020 at around 5pm. Three suspects entered the shop pretending to be customers and pointed people inside with firearms. They forced the customers to lie down on the floor”.

“They took an undisclosed amount of money from the manager who was on his way to the bank and some clothes. On their way out they shot a 30-year-old security [guard] who later passed away in hospital. One suspect was shot at and taken to hospital where he was treated and discharged.”

The suspect who was shot is still in police custody.

Mbele also said “Three suspects are still at large and police investigation is under way. They will appear on November 12 in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court”.

Meanwhile, station commander of the Johannesburg central police station, Brigadier Ivan Perumal has commended the good working relationship between the police and the community.

He said the suspects were apprehended through the help of the community .