Collective effort lands suspected robbers in the net

2014-11-07 00:00

IN a joint operation on Wednesday, police officials caught up with two suspects implicated in armed robberies in the Mafakatini area.

Taylor’s Halt detectives, along with Plessislaer cluster task team and the provincial firearm unit members arrested two suspects, both twenty years old, for suspected armed robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

According to SAPS spokesperson, Thulani Zwane, a 9 mm pistol believed to be used during a robbery was recovered and will be sent for ballistic tests to establish if it was used in any other crime in the province.

He said the pair and another male had allegedly demanded cellphones from 19-year-old victim, Sbonakaliso Majola, was on his way home from school accompanied by his class-mates on Wednesday, October 29 at about 7 pm.

When Majola refused to hand over his cellphone one of the male suspects drew a firearm and cocked it while pointing at the victim’s forehead.

The suspects then fled on foot with three stolen cellphones. The victims knew their three robbers by sight.

“We appeal to the community to work closely with the police in the fight against crime by reporting the criminals to the police,” KZN police commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmanonnye Ngobeni said.


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