Robbers face jail time

2016-11-22 06:00

Detective Sergeant Zilindile Lwana of Wynberg Police Station is getting a slap on the back from colleagues for sending three robbers to prison.

One robber has been handed down a 18 years’ prison sentence for house robbery and two others to 12 years for business robbery.

Wynberg police spokesperson Captain Ntomboxolo Nqunqeka says the man who was sentenced to 18 years had tied up a woman, her child and the domestic worker in the woman’s house. He and an accomplice held them at gun point and stole valuables.

Lwana investigated the case. Two black men were later arrested for trespassing in Wynberg. He called the victim and she positively identified both of the suspects and they were charged for the house robbery. One of the men did not come to court and a warrant of arrest is out for him.

In the other case that Lwana successfully investigated, the victim of the business robbery arrived at his business premises with his two employees. He went to his office to take the float out of the safe.

“According to the victim, two men entered the shop and came straight to him and pointed a firearm at him.

“One of the employees was standing at the door for the people not to enter as it was still too early to open. The robber tied up the businessman and took about R25 000 and left with the two employees.

“Lwana investigated the case and ended up arresting the two employees. They were charged.

“They were found guilty and sentenced to 12 years of direct imprisonment.”

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