2 robbers, 2 others arrested

2015-07-07 06:00

The Steenberg police arrested four suspects for various crimes over the past week.

The most recent arrest was made on Saturday afternoon.

Constable Zodwa Kedama, spokesperson of the Steenberg police, says the police followed up on information received from the community about drugs being sold at a house in Pickeril Street.

On arrival at the address, the police found a 33-year-old suspect in possession of 11 packets of tik.

Kedama says the suspect appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

A suspect was arrested for an armed robbery in March.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday last week following an armed robbery on Sunday 22 March at about 00:30. The victim was at a friend’s house in Chopin Street in Retreat when three unknown men approached him with a firearm.

“One of the suspects hit the complainant with a firearm on the nose and he fell. They grabbed his wallet, containing his driver’s licence, as well as his car keys before they fled the scene,” Kedama says.

The suspect appeared in Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday last week.

Another robbery suspected, aged 31, was also arrested in Steenberg last week.

According to the victim, he got stuck with his car on Prince George Drive and was approached by two men.

Kedama says one of the suspects pointed a firearm at the man and took a money box, containing R1745 cash, and a set of keys out of the car.

Both the suspects fled.

One of the suspects was later arrested for robbery and he appeared in Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday last week.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday last week a 23-year-old suspect was arrested for theft out of a car.

Kedama says the victim parked his vehicle in Retreat with all doors locked and the windows closed.

“The man later realised that his vehicle had been broken into and items valued at R430 had been stolen,” she says.

The suspect was later arrested and appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on Friday

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