11 nabbed over Cape Town hotel robbery

2011-07-12 14:09

Cape Town - Eleven people have been arrested in connection with a hotel robbery in Hout Bay, Cape Town police said on Tuesday.

An airgun and a toy handgun used in the robbery were seized, said Warrant Officer November Filander.

He said six men wearing balaclavas stole 11 flat screen television sets, computers and a hi-fi system from the hotel early on Monday morning.

A security guard tied up during the robbery was later linked to the crime and was arrested on Monday night, he said. Two more men were arrested in a minibus taxi in Wynberg on Monday.

They led police to a house in Maitland where seven Burundians were arrested.

Filander said police recovered five of the stolen television sets in the house. Another Burundian was arrested at a house in Athlone on Tuesday morning when he was found in possession of a flat screen television set and five of the stolen computers, he said.

A man trying to buy the stolen goods ran away before police arrived at his house in Kensington.

Filander said one of the men arrested was taken to hospital after jumping out of a moving police van.

  • Mdavu-zn - 2011-07-12 14:15

    Can't be the police who caught these people really. They handed themselves over to the police? (thinking). It might be.

      Gorilla - 2011-07-12 14:46

      Eleven People? How do you get 11 TV's, 5 computers and 11 people into a Hi Ace then still drive away at high speed? Only in SA.

      McDaNife - 2011-07-12 16:25

      Toy guns used! Anyway good work by the police

      onetickie - 2011-07-12 17:45

      Maybe it was all a Public Relations hoax show put on the cops to try and boost their rotten imagine.

      tryanything - 2011-07-12 17:51

      Even a good public relations exercise is positive .If zoomer would at least condemn crime and not do anything about it it would be a move in the right direction.

  • Robbie - 2011-07-12 14:17

    Excellent,well done SAPS!

  • melchiedek - 2011-07-12 14:17

    lock them up, why is most of crimes lately involve foreigners please behave i think our laws should be tightened up

      kseyffert - 2011-07-12 23:12

      Melchiedek, It's not the laws that need tightening, it's the enforcement. We need more better trained, better paid and better motivated police.

  • Mishka - 2011-07-12 14:18

    Good on the SAPS! Uplifting. Will these thugs be deported? A friend of mine overstayed (admittedly) her visit by 36 hours recently, and was 'fined' R20k when the officials decided to allow her to leave from OR Tambo. Should she wish to return for another visit, she will first have to pay the R20k. I accept that she was wrong and should have left when she was due to, no problem there. My point is, there are so many illegals in this country who contribute nothing positive, yet they stay. Again though regarding this breakthrough, well done to the SAPS on a job well done.

      Gorilla - 2011-07-12 14:48

      Maybe they were stealing the TV's to make cash to pay for their fine before they left... but then again I doubt it. They are probably hoping to make a living by preying on tourists.

  • ZACKIE - 2011-07-12 14:18

    these foreigners come to sa to do crime, nigerians, zimbos all the same

      the gob - 2011-07-12 14:23

      Think it said the guys were Burundians but i guess they're all the same to you?

      Valkerie - 2011-07-12 14:25

      No Zackie, most of them had fled their own countries' poverty and crime for a (better) life in ours. Don't let a few desperate souls' actions jade you to the plight of the others. Stay focused and fair.

      Crimore - 2011-07-12 16:00

      Ya, just like the South Africans's who killed a bank teller in Chegutu, Zimbabwe during a robbery

      chantal de pierres - 2011-07-12 17:30

      Really get very tired of xenophobic people trying to find other sympathisers on these comment pages! Thanks for that.

  • Stool - 2011-07-12 14:24

    How did the man jump out of a police van? Don't they lock them in? Still good to hear they caught them Well done SAPS

      Jezabbela - 2011-07-12 14:41

      that was nearly a stuff up hey? but great work

      thefeather - 2011-07-12 15:20

      I suggest he may have been pushed?

      user_24 - 2011-07-12 17:13

      He Probably would not sit still and behave so he was accidentally helped to fall out good work from SAP wish we could here more stories that have a happy ending like this.

      onetickie - 2011-07-12 17:47

      Sounds like a mock police training session to me!

      tryanything - 2011-07-12 17:53

      Maybe he was driving.

      tryanything - 2011-07-12 18:01


  • Mad man - 2011-07-12 14:26

    Look what happens to these Coloureds now, you were promised heaven and earth by Zille and the rest of DA gatvol followers - empty promises, and you have to resort to crime. ANC will never let you down

      mdu_afrika - 2011-07-12 14:33

      Please stop using the ANC 2 support ur baseless comments. U r showing disrespect 4 this great organisation

      Stool - 2011-07-12 14:34

      They are such a perfect example of good governance ? chop

      Bridget - 2011-07-12 14:40

      Hello Madman. Do you see this is the DA doing their job... helping reduce crime in the Cape. Something the ANC is failing with in the rest of the country...

      Made_In_SA - 2011-07-12 14:45

      madman I hear durex want to use you to show kids what happens if you don't use contraception? Can you confirm this rumour?

      DW - 2011-07-12 14:46


      King Msendi - 2011-07-12 14:46

      You are really mad…

      Creeky - 2011-07-12 14:54

      If only Mad man's parents used a CONDOM on that fateful night!

      kupidaandmopida - 2011-07-12 15:25

      Were you and Malema in the same woodwork class?

      Liberty - 2011-07-12 16:49

      A-hole have you checked the crime statistics lately. Ohter provinces in SA has much more crime and violent crime than the Western Cape. It was Burundians that were involved. Go for reading lessons retard

      chantal de pierres - 2011-07-12 17:32

      Mad man- Are you referring to anything connected to this story?

      onetickie - 2011-07-12 17:51

      Your name says it all Mad man. Go get educated before you make STUPID ignorant commnets. And when you have have been educated dont forget to change your name because we'll all remember you ignorant and stupid comment.

      tryanything - 2011-07-12 17:54

      They werent colourds and they were caught ....

      craig - 2011-07-13 13:37

      i blame Mad man's parents. especially his mother, she must have been a lady of the night.

  • James - 2011-07-12 14:28

    Close the borders and keep these varking useless Africans out.

      James - 2011-07-12 14:29

      By Africans, I am referring to all those north of SA before one of you gets your knickers in a knot.

  • Craig Lotter - 2011-07-12 14:35


  • Jezabbela - 2011-07-12 14:40

    Great Work, nearly stuffed up but Great Work. after jumping out of a moving police van? IT WAS NOT LOCKED THEN?

  • DORK VADER - 2011-07-12 14:42

    Was it the Faulty Towers hotel ?

      Travellor - 2011-07-12 16:09

      Hotel is closed for the month of July, being the quiet season. And possibly some refurbishments taking place, I think. Suspected it was a bit of an inside job when we first heard about the break-in.

  • Made_In_SA - 2011-07-12 14:42

    bloody foreigners! "Filander said one of the men arrested was taken to hospital after jumping out of a moving police van." > Roofie rides?

      Azizi - 2011-07-12 15:50


      Creeky - 2011-07-12 16:43

      In the old SADF when you were a NEWBY and you sat in the back of the old BEDFORDS, they drove that thing like it was on it's last legs.... hense the name "ROOF RIDE"! (Roof pronounced like SWERF)

      Azizi - 2011-07-12 16:47

      The only time you go back to the past???

      tryanything - 2011-07-12 17:57

      They forgot to cuff mim to the towbar

  • Jezabbela - 2011-07-12 14:43

    like we don't have criminals in SA already now we have to deal with foreigners as well

  • Mad man - 2011-07-12 14:47

    Mdu afrika: You are one of the souls not allowed to comment about ANC, you are just a novice in politics

      Stool - 2011-07-12 14:50

      maybe we need more novices then!

      Creeky - 2011-07-12 14:56

      Mad man..... hopefully all the fleas in Libya infest your stinking rectum, and your arms are to short to scratch your ar5e!

      Liberty - 2011-07-12 16:54

      No his arm is long enough it's just that it's not connected to a brain

      tryanything - 2011-07-12 17:56

      Creeky you must really hate madman

      tryanything - 2011-07-12 17:59

      Camels fleas??

  • Mad man - 2011-07-12 15:00

    Made in SA: I can`t confirm other than to say...hahahahaha. You punk

      Ivan - 2011-07-13 13:22

      you really are mad...should get yourself commited1

  • Richard - 2011-07-12 15:21

    Interesting, Burundians in this story and Nigerians in the hostage story..... maybe the township people know more about the foriegners and the crime than goverment gives them credit for.

      Enigma - 2011-07-12 15:44

      No Richard the township people know nothing bcoz these kwere kwere thugs were all arrested in the suburbs (Wynberg,Maitland,Athlone & Kensington). Those are mostly coloured and white areas. Oh sorry to forget the kwere kwere's as well.

  • Enigma - 2011-07-12 15:25

    Creeky- He was probably conceived @ the back of a bakkie when both his parents were drunk on a Friday night.

  • mamakalami - 2011-07-12 15:25

    Was it the recepients of the TV's or the actually robbers who got nabbed?

  • amabok - 2011-07-12 15:48

    Great News!

  • jock - 2011-07-12 16:03

    When is our Govt.going to stop allowing these foreigners to come into our country to kill and rob us?

      Creeky - 2011-07-12 16:45

      They are NOT @ Jock! Borders are open, almost like a FREEWAY!

      tryanything - 2011-07-12 17:59

      thes robbers must work bedfordview...

  • 2WhiteStars - 2011-07-12 16:30

    These illegal immigrants must be jailed then deported. In the old days we had an electric fence on the border and a constant, well organised patrol. Now the ANC just lets them in.

  • Jason - 2011-07-12 16:38

    i like it when u talk foureign !

  • Bok Fan - 2011-07-12 19:04

    Plus I bet these Burundian bastrids didnt have a valid TV licence among 'em.

  • braamc - 2011-07-12 19:58

    Shouldn't the van be locked with the alleged perpetrators. Next time drive over them, make sure you reverse as well.

  • Milana - 2011-07-13 14:09

    And I'm sure the security guy was Burundian as well. No offence meant but companies are taking an easy way out entrusting their pricely property and possesions to foreigners. I know our South African guys are not innocent themselves but with these foreign people they forge identities & say they are someone they are not and they sometimes the employers don't even verify their particulars. some of the foreigners are not criminals but their majority are criminals so you cant trust one single foreigner no matter how cheap they come when it comes to salary or wages.

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