A woman was threatened and robbed inside her home in Motherwell in broad daylight yesterday afternoon, September 14 at approximately 13:30.
The 29-year-old complainant was inside the house in Sixwila Street, NU8, when an unknown male entered, looking for her brother.
When she told him that he was not there, the man left the house but immediately returned and threatened the complainant, demanding her cellphone and bank card. A TV set was also taken and the complainant was instructed to load it into his car.
Police spokesperson, Col. Priscilla Naidu, said that the registration number and make of the vehicle was circulated via police channels.
"SAPS Motherwell Vispol Task Team members spotted a white Ford Tracer in Mpongoshe Street in Motherwell. There were no registration plates on the front or rear of vehicle. The vehicle was pulled over and upon searching [the suspect], the complainant’s cell phone and bank cards were found in his possession. Further investigation led the members to a house in Ntimba Street in NU 11 where the TV was recovered," Naidu said.
The 37-year-old suspect was detained on charges of possession of suspected stolen property and house robbery. The vehicle was also impounded for further investigation. He is expected to appear in court soon.