Two ‘robbers’ arrested

2015-06-30 06:00

Two suspects were arrested and a stolen car was recovered last week.

Thorough investigative work led to the arrest of two men, both aged 22 years, on Friday 19 June after police officers received a tip-off about their whereabouts in Rocklands and Tafelsig.

It is alleged that the two men committed a house robbery in Arabian Street, Rocklands on Thursday 28 May at 07:55.

The suspects entered a 63-year-old man’s house and tied him up.

They took a safe, a 9mm Star pistol, audiovisual equipment, R3600 in cash, tools and personal items.

One of the suspects was arrested after officers traced him to a house in Southern Cross Street, Rocklands.

The other suspect was also wanted for an attempted business robbery and was arrested in the same tracing operation at a house in Matopos Street, Tafelsig.

It is alleged that on Monday 15 June the suspect attempted to rob a house shop in Snowden Street, Tafelsig.

The suspect had fled the scene on foot.

In an unrelated matter, three off-duty Mitchell’s Plain detectives, Lieutenant Dudley Truter and Constables Monolitho Haywood and Welcome Nkenke, recovered a Mazda 323 sedan that was hijacked earlier this month.

The officers were on their way home when they spotted the car in Katdoring Street, East­ridge.

A high-speed chase ensued through the streets of Eastridge and Rocklands. They cornered the suspects in Ruby Street, Rocklands where the suspects abandoned the car.

The investigation continues and no arrests have been made. V

Anyone with information on the incident are asked to call the Mitchell’s Plain police on 021 370 1760 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.