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25 November 2011 at 10:22 - Posted by Anonymous

Burst tyre foils escape


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Two men were arrested after a tyre on their getaway car burst, foiling their escape after a business robbery in Nqamkwe, Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday.

Four armed men robbed a shopkeeper of his laptop and an undisclosed amount of money on Wednesday, said Captain Jackson Manatha.
 
When the tyre on their getaway car burst, they tried to run away, he said.
 
Two of the men – both aged 23 – were arrested and the laptop was recovered.
 
A 9mm pistol and ammunition were also found in their possession, Manatha said.
 
Police found that car had been stolen in King Williams Town.
 
The men would appear in Nqamakwe Magistrate's Court on Friday. – Sapa
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