The 72 hour activation plan has been ordered for the arrest of suspects as Khayelitsha detectives are probing an armed robbery case after 11 tourists were robbed in the area yesterday. The group had been visiting a Khayelitsha gardening project in Site C when they were threatened and robbed of cameras, cellular telephones and wallets.

The tourists were in the area with a 26-year-old local tourist guide when five armed men made their way into the premises of a school where they were. The suspects, wearing reflector jackets ordered the group into a vehicle and robbed them. No one sustained injury during the incident.

Khayelitsha detectives later visited the group at their hotel and took statements. Counselling services were offered. Anyone with information that can assist in expediting the investigation is urged to contact the Crime Stop number 08600 10111. The suspects are yet to be arrested.

Source: South African Police Service