Suspect nabbed for house robbery

2016-04-26 06:00
Police were able to recover items after a 46-year-old suspect was apprehended for a case of house robbery. Pictured is Captain Ashley Petersen from the Grassy Park police.

Police were able to recover items after a 46-year-old suspect was apprehended for a case of house robbery. Pictured is Captain Ashley Petersen from the Grassy Park police.

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Police were swift when they arrested a suspect on Thursday last week after he burgled a home in Zeekoevlei.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says at arout 10:45, police officers responded to a complaint of house robbery in Dabchick Road, Zeekoevlei.

“Upon arrival at the scene, officers were notified by the complainant (65) that a man entered her residence through an open window. As the complainant entered (her home), the suspect attacked her and threatened her with a knife,” Kleinsmith says.

The suspect ransacked the house and got away with various possessions including a laptop, jewellery, a camera, cellphones and personal documents. The value of the items was estimated at R10 000.

“Officers then searched the immediate vicinity with the help of the community and found the suspect hiding in the bushes with the stolen property,” Kleinsmith confirms.

The 46-year-old suspect from Grassy Park was arrested on charges of house robbery and is also wanted on a Milnerton case of theft of a motor vehicle.

He was detained at the Grassy Park Police Station.

Station commander Shawn Van Wyk says police will continue clamping down on crime and the perpetrators thereof, adding that police will maintain their zero tolerance approach in the combatting and investigation of crime.

V Anyone with information on crime can call the police on 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

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