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City law enforcement officers lay trap for Muizenberg taxi robbers

One suspect approached the driver and pointed a gun at him and the other four tried to enter the vehicle via the sliding door.
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City law enforcement officers have arrested five suspects for attempted robbery in Muizenberg.

According to spokesperson, Wayne Dyason, numerous complaints had been received, of people being robbed in the early hours of Monday on their way to work.

A group of City of Cape Town law enforcement officers decided to drive around the area and at around 5.20 am, posing as a taxi service.

Their plan paid off when five suspects attempted to board the vehicle and rob its occupants.

One suspect approached the driver and pointed a gun at him and the other four tried to enter the vehicle via the sliding door.

The suspects were promptly arrested by the law enforcement officers.  The officers found knives and a gas gun in their possession.

They will appear in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court this week.

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