Three arrested after break-in

Wynberg police arrested three suspects linked to a house robbery in Constantia.

The suspects were arrested less than a week after the robbery occurred in Klaasens Road on Sunday 3 January at about 05:00.

Lieutenant Ntomboxolo Ntombi Nqunqeka, spokesperson of Wynberg police station, says the victim was sleeping when he heard the dogs barking. When he got up and looked through the window he saw a man running.

“He then went to the front door, opened it and went outside to investigate. He was approached by three men who demanded money, his laptop, cellphone and jewellery,” she says.

Finger cut openOne of the suspects was carrying a small black and silver kitchen knife and used this to cut the victim’s finger while they were trying to remove a ring from his finger.

The suspects took a flat screen TV, Dell laptop, hard drive, HTC Wild Fire cellphone, wallet, UK driver’s licence, R10 000 cash and cash in US dollars.

Nqunqeka says an investigation was done. Police received information that a suspect lived in Overcome Heights.

On the Thursday morning after the robbery police visited the address provided.

“The suspect was arrested. The suspect mentioned another two suspects and he went to point them out. All three were arrested,” she says.

Many of the items stolen were recovered in their possession.

Through further investigation some of the suspects were linked to another house break-in that had taken place in Diep River.

The suspects have appeared in Wynberg Magistrates’ Court.

Garden robberyDuring a separate incident a man was robbed of his jewellery and other valuables while he was at home in Brommersvlei Road in Constantia on Saturday 2 January at about 19:20.

“The owner of the house was sitting in the garden when two men came to the house. He thought they were the clients he was waiting for. One pointed at him with a firearm and said that he had to give his watch and ring,” says Nqunqeka.

The robbers took other items as well as his credit card, shoes, ID and car keys to the value of R149 000. They fled in a white car with an unknown registration number.

Nqunqeka says the victim was not injured in the robbery. No arrests have been made, but the investigation is underway.

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