Kwazakele police arrest house robbery suspect and recover a firearm

GQEBERHA – While patrolling last night, 11 March 2022, observant SAPS Kwazakele Visible Task Team members spotted a suspicious Datsun Go vehicle allegedly involved in house robberies in the area. The members followed the vehicle while waiting for back up to arrive.

It is alleged that at about 22:45, the vehicle fitting the description of a vehicle recently involved in a house robbery in Mgengo Street in Zwide was pulled over in Johnson Road by the Visible Task Team and Crime Prevention members. The driver of the vehicle was a well-known criminal. Follow up investigations were done and the complainant in the house robbery case in Mgengo Street was contacted and positively identified the suspect as one of the men that robbed her on Thursday, 10 March 2022.

The complainant (25) alleged that on the mentioned date at about 16:45, two unknown males entered the house with firearms and threatened her and her friends. Two laptops and cellphones to the value of R13 500 was taken.

Further investigations led the team to a flat in Kobese Street in Izinyoka in Kwadwesi. A firearm with serial number filed off, ammunition and a gas gun was found in a plastic bag outside the flat.

The firearm will be sent to ballistics for testing. The vehicle was impounded for further investigation.

The 30-year-old suspect was detained on a charge of house robbery. Detectives will be investigating his possible involvement in other house robberies in the area. Further arrests are expected. An enquiry docket was opened in respect of the recovered firearm.

Source: South African Police Service

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