Jewellery robbery: third suspect in court

2011-11-08 00:00

A THIRD accused appeared in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with theft of R1 million of gold jewellery during a burglary at a central city flat recently.

Gaven Chetty will join his co-accused, Addil Ali, in court again on November 9 for a possible bail application. He is the last of the three accused to be arrested in the case.

A 17-year-old youth pleaded guilty in the regional court last week to the charges, but the state is awaiting probation officers’ reports ahead of sentencing in the matter because of his age.

In his plea the youth said he and two accomplices decided to break into the flat of Viji Padayachee in Church Street in order to steal a flat-screen TV on September 19. The television set was too big, but when they broke open a wardrobe they found boxes containing gold jewellery, which they took and sold to a Nigerian man.

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