5 nabbed for house breakings

2013-08-29 16:43
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - Five suspected robbers were arrested in Mthunzini on Thursday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Police received a tip-off and the five men, aged between 19 and 22, were arrested, police spokesperson Thulani Zwane said.

"The suspected robbers were linked to six house robberies in August 2013 in KwaDlangezwa student cottages."

Police recovered two laptops, a 9mm pistol and ammunition, cellphones, and clothes.

"The alleged robbers attacked students in KwaDlangezwa cottages while they were sleeping on 24 August and demanded cash, clothes, cellphones, and laptops," said Zwane.

The five would appear in the Mthunzini Magistrate's Court on 2 September on charges of house robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Zwane said the firearm was taken for ballistic tests and the five men could be linked to other house robberies in Mthunzini and Esikhawini.

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