Man arrested for ‘revenging’

2017-07-06 06:00

A 21-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly taking the law into his hands after a robbery.

The man, along with three other suspects, kidnapped three men they accused of a robbery, according to police.

“They had on Thursday kidnapped three young men who allegedly robbed a cell phone of one of the suspect’s girlfriend. The suspects took the alleged robbers from Nyanga and Crossroads and drove with them in a Toyota Quantum.

One suspect was released later and the other two taken away. A case of kidnapping was opened on Friday,” said Captain Ntomboxolo Sitshitshi. Two days later the body of one of the two victims was found in a bush in Rocklands in Mitchells Plain.

“He was tied and his throat cut opened. Further investigation led to the arrest of the 21-year-old suspect Monday who is a taxi driver. The second victim escaped death because he arrived at his home Monday afternoon with injuries,” said Sitshitshi. She said the two other suspects are still on the run and police are following all leads. The suspect is set to in Athlone Magistrate Court on charges of kidnapping, murder and attempted murder.

In another Nyanga police have seized two illegal firearms in two days. The two firearms were recovered during crime prevention operations conducted in the Nyanga police precinct.

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