Domestic lied for BF

2015-10-27 06:00

A 21-year-old woman has been arrested on a charge of perjury after it was found that she had lied about a house robbery in Lansdowne.

Lansdowne police spokesperson Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka says they received information of a house robbery on Monday last week.

Mnyaka says it was initially reported that an unknown man had robbed a home in Crawford.

“The incident allegedly occurred in Hay Road. The woman – a domestic worker – was alone in the house when she heard someone knocking at the gate and went to open it. It was a man who introduced himself as someone who was sent by the owner to fetch the car,” Mnyaka says.

According to her statement, the domestic worker let the man in and while she was on the phone with her boss to verify, the man put a firearm to her ribs and demanded the car keys.

‘Locked in room’According to Mnyaka the domestic worker alleged that the man pushed her into the house, locked her in a room and ransacked the house.

“The suspect took two televisions and two remotes, a PlayStation and a blue Toyota Tazz with registration number CY 130 062. The car was parked in the yard.

“The suspect drove off in an unknown direction.”

Arrested two days laterPolice opened a case of house robbery but after investigating, the domestic worker was arrested two days later.

“The woman, who was a domestic worker during the above incident, was arrested on Wednesday for perjury. After an interview by the Mitchell’s Plain cluster of trio crime – which includes business robbery, house robbery and car-jacking – led by Captain Gavin Sias, the domestic worker told the investigating officer that the suspect who took the car and other items was her boyfriend.

“She lied under oath and reported a case of house robbery. She was arrested and faces charges of perjury and has since appeared in Wynberg Magistrates’ Court.

“The boyfriend is still at large with the car and other items taken during the so-called house robbery,” Mnyaka says.

Anyone with information on the boyfriend can contact the Lansdowne detectives on 021 700 9000 or 082 576 2804.

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