A group of skollies who held up a winkel were busted while enjoying a day at Strandfontein beach after the armed robbery in Eagle Park.
Grassy Park station commander, Colonel Dawood Laing, says the swift response by cops led to the arrest of five members of the Six Bobs gang on Monday morning within an hour of the robbery.
The gang was nabbed after they had bought snacks and gotten ready for a day at the beach.
He says the five gangsters, who included three 17-year-old boys, entered the shop in Dandelion Street and tied up the shop owner.
“They entered the shop at about 10.30am and one of them bought a padlock,” explains Laing.
“As he was being assisted, the victim saw others start to take out their shoelaces and then they held him at gunpoint.
“They wanted entjies but there weren’t any so they took about R2000 in cash and cellphones and fled the scene.”
Laing says the skollies then tied up the victim and locked him in a storeroom before fleeing the scene in their gold VW Polo.
“The sector manager heard of the robbery and they were given a description of the vehicle.
“They went searching for the suspects and acting on a hunch, they decided to go and look at Strandfontein Pavilion and actually found them inside the vehicle.
“They had bought snacks and were preparing for a day at the beach.
“They were immediately arrested and appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court (on Wednesday) and we are waiting for the docket to be returned from court.
“The suspects are members of the Six Bobs gang who live in Phumlani Village and Eagle Park.”