A robber who was severely assaulted pointed out his accomplices, including his girlfriend, after police rescued him from a mob the gang had robbed in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.
Three men and a woman, aged between 30 and 34 years old, allegedly held up patrons and a tavern owner at gunpoint before robbing them of more than R2000 in cash and valuables at Block M Extension on Monday evening.
Captain Solly Marindi of the Soshanguve police said the gunmen held up a number of people at a local tavern at about 8pm. Police recovered R1500 in cash and confiscated two loaded handguns.
"One of the family members spotted the getaway car outside the tavern and also recognised one of the gunmen as a local resident."
He said the victims went to the suspected robber's home, who allegedly confessed to having participated in the robbery.
They then assaulted him before he was rescued by police. According to Marindi, the man led the police to the homes of his accomplices.
The man also took the police to his girlfriend's place at Mmakaunyane village. The girlfriend, 30, gave the police two 9mm pistols - a Norinco with 15 rounds of ammunition and a parabellum with 13 rounds.
The woman was also arrested and charged with possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
The four are expected to appear in court soon.