'Most wanted' man nabbed in Port Alfred

2012-12-28 22:00
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Johannesburg - A "most wanted" man was among several people arrested in Port Alfred this week, Eastern Cape police said on Friday.

The highly sought after man was arrested on Wednesday after being on the run following an armed robbery in June. He was also linked to several other robberies in the area.

"The suspect had been wanted for robbing a tavern at Ekuphumleni in Kenton-On-Sea... He and [two other] suspects robbed the tavern's barman at knife-point," said police spokesperson Luvuyo Mjekula.

One man was arrested shortly after the robbery while a third suspect was still on the run.

The men would face a charge of robbery.

In a separate incident, an underage boy was arrested for theft and housebreaking on Thursday after being caught red-handed.

"[Police] who were on patrol at about 09:00 spotted a boy carrying suspicious items. When he saw the police, he started running and police gave chase," said Mjekula.

Laptops, cameras and cellphones worth around R15 000 were recovered from the minor.

It was believed that he had broken into two houses in the area.

In another incident, two men were arrested on Thursday for the murder of a 65-year-old man.

The man was stabbed to death on Tuesday and his body was found dumped on a gravel road.

"Possible crucial evidence was also recovered [and] police are now looking to arrest a third suspect," said Mjekula.

The men would face charges of murder.

- SAPA
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