Two of the three armed men who forced their way into a shack in Diepsloot and threatened to kill an infant have been arrested.
“In order to extract more cash from their prey, one of the suspects reportedly put a handgun to an 11-month-old baby’s head and threatened to shoot him,” Warrant Officer Daniel Mavimbela said today.
The group demanded cash and mobile phones from the three women in the house.
They fled after hitting one of them with a gun.
The incident happened on Friday.
Two other nearby shacks were also attacked by three gun-wielding men. Police believed the attacks were carried out by the same group.
Two of the men were arrested in Diepsloot, north of Joburg, yesterday.
They were found surrounded by bottles of alcohol and were in a “good mood”, said Mavimbela.
A large crowd had gathered for the arrest, and had praised police, said Mavimbela.
The suspects were expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court soon. Police were still searching for a third man.