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6 held for robbing soccer fan

2010-06-12 16:30

Nelspruit - Six people who allegedly robbed a hotel in Mpumalanga and held up a Chilean soccer fan were arrested in White River, police said on Saturday.

Captain Leonard Hlathi said the men allegedly robbed the Pine Inn hotel in White River of R4 000 and held up 33-year-old Sergio Divona at gun point, before fleeing with his shoes and cellphone on June 6.

They were arrested on Thursday after police found them in possession of both stolen items.

Hlathi said a 9mm pistol, believed to have been used during the robbery, was recovered.

The six were expected to appear in the White River Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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