– Lia Snijman

On 17 May 2018 at 13:47 Wellsave Shop in Bird Street was robbed, according to Stellenbosch SAPS spokesperson, Capt Nathalie Martin.

The two suspects entered the shop, with one carrying a firearm, and tied up the hands of the complainant, his wife and his brothers with a black cable. The suspects took cigarettes, cash and a cell phone from them.

The wife pressed their panic button which led to the security company arriving. Shots were fired and the two suspects ran outside the shop. The suspects were chased down by the security company, and were caught and arrested.

Two other suspects who were waiting outside the shop in a black Volkswagen Golf, were also arrested and taken into custody after they were caught in the Brackenfell area.

All four suspects are still in custody. The vehicle they used was not hijacked.