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THREE SUSPECTS NABBED ON CHARGES OF ARMED ROBBERY AND POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY: NYANGA
2021/11/11      |  Written By:  Captain NP Sitshitshi   |   Province:  Western Cape

Three suspects are expected to appear in Athlone Magistrate Court tomorrow facing charges of armed robbery and possession of stolen property.

Two suspects were arrested in possession of presumably stolen cellular telephones and a lap top near Nyanga Terminus.

Members thatched to Crime Prevention responded to information received about a vehicle that was moving around robbing people in the Nyanga Cluster Precinct. The members spotted the vehicle with two occupants inside. They approached the vehicle searched the occupants an the vehicle; they recovered different cellular telephones, a lap top and other valuables. Both suspects aged 24 and 25 were arrested and detained, the vehicle used was tested and it belonged to a hiring company.

Following this arrest was the arrest of another suspect in Vukuthu Street in Browns Farm. The suspect had lured two males of Brackenfell to Browns Farm pretending to have interest on an advert the duo have placed of a cell phone and a bicycle on FACEBOOK Market PLACE . The two males went to meet the buyer who robbed them of their bicycle and cell phones. Vigilant members arrested the suspect in possession of the bicycle.

We would like to urge the public again that they must not entertain people from Browns Farm(Philippi) who pretend to be interested in buying items because their interest is solely to rob people.

The members were applauded for their vigilance which led to these successes.