Phone call aids police in arresting Ladysmith robbers

2015-03-11 14:01
Mobile phone. (Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)

Mobile phone. (Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)

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Pietermaritzburg - A ringing cellphone in an arrested man's pocket led police to two house robbers in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

Police arrested two men on Bombay Road, Leonardsville, after finding alcohol and suspect stolen goods in their bags on Tuesday afternoon, Colonel Jay Naicker said in a statement.

While police were driving them away, a cellphone belonging to one of the men rang. A police officer answered the call and realised the two men had been on their way to meet the caller.

At the meeting point, police arrested two other men suspected of having robbed an elderly couple in their house in Madras Road minutes earlier. The couple sustained minor injuries.

Police confiscated cash, cigarettes, cellphones, clothing, liquor and knives from the four men, aged between 27 and 30.

The four would appear in the Ladysmith Magistrate's Court on charges of house robbery and possession of suspected stolen property soon.

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