Cops foil robbery

Elisha Molefe

Elisha Molefe

North West police yesterday intercepted and arrested nine heavily armed men believed to have been on the way to commit a robbery.

Police pounced on the men between Magaliesburg and Rustenburg following a tip-off.

Police spokesman Superintendent Lungile Dlamini said there had been a spate of robberies on black businessmen in and around Rustenburg in recent weeks.

Dlamini said police found an AK-47 rifle, a machinegun, five pistols and a revolver in the vehicles used by the men.