Robbers face the law

2015-05-27 06:00

THE Thabong police’s prompt reaction to an emergency call has seen two suspected robbers, Teboho Tshabalala and Zondi Mmutlanyane, brought to book.

They are facing charges of robbery and the possession of dangerous weapons.

They appeared in the Welkom Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 12 May, in connection with robbing three people, two women and a man, at knife-point in the vicinity of Jerusalem Park in Thabong, Welkom.

WO Malebo Khosana, spokesperson of the Thabong police, says the two suspects, who were found in possession of three mobile phones, were busted after a chase in different directions.

Khosana says two knives, believed to have been used in the crime, were found in the suspects’ possession when they were searched.

The first suspect was busted close-by with the second one apprehended near the Kopano Indoor Sports Centre, east of Thabong.

Khosana says the victims, who were all on foot, were robbed at separate scenes in the vicinity of Jerusalem Park after the two suspects had threatened them with knives. The crimes were committed during the morning.

Tshabalala reportedly resides in Bronville and Mmutlanyane in Thabong.

Khosana says the two suspects allegedly insulted the two women and threated them with knives before robbing them of their belongings. He says the suspects also took R20 from one of the two women.

Khosana says the two suspects later robbed a man, also after threatening him with knives.

He says a vigilant resident alerted the police about the two incidents of robbery while they were in progress


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