Two criminals brought to book

2019-09-03 06:01

Hout Bay Police station played a key role in two significant convictions this month.

On Tuesday 20 August, Denrico Plaatjies (20) was convicted of robbery with a weapon.

The robbery took place on Tuesday 30 April. Clothing, cellphones and accessories were stolen.

A source, who prefers not to be named, says that Plaatjies is a well-known repeat offender in the area.

He was convicted to 12 years imprisonment of which six years were suspended for five years.

“Sgt Hellenic Jones worked tirelessly to ensure this success,” says Hout Bay police spokesperson, Tanya Lesch.

On Wednesday 21 August, Cebo Silo (28), was convicted of robbery with a weapon.

The robbery occurred on Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, 17 August last year.

“A 67-year-old woman was stabbed twice by the accused.

“He took her car keys and, later, items from her car,” says Lesch.

Silo was convicted to eight years direct imprisonment of which two years were suspended for a period of five years.

Constable Phila Mvunelo, who was assigned to the case, opposed bail to keep the suspect in custody and worked hard to ensure his conviction.

“We commend both detectives for their dedication towards ensuring the convictions,” says Hout Bay police station commander, Lt Col Khuthala Nebhisi.

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