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2022/08/01      |  Written By:  Ms T Ngcobo   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

DURBAN: 31 July 2022 – On 29 July 2022 at 22:00, Paddock and Mehlomnyama police conducted a joint operation at Kwadweshula after obtaining a search warrant from the court.

The wanted suspects were traced to a house at Kwadweshula area, on arrival the police requested to search the house and permission was granted. A riffle, a revolver and various rounds of ammunition were recovered. The police also recovered takkies, TV sets and a water pump. A preliminary investigation revealed that the property recovered was taken during houses robberies at Mehlomnyama and Paddock.

Four suspects aged between 26 and 35 were arrested for possession of stolen goods, unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. They have been linked to a house robbery case at Nyandezulu where a Road Accident Fund beneficiary was robbed of cash, clothing and various takkies in May 2022. They have been linked to seven more house robberies that took place in various areas.

The suspects will appear before the Port Shepstone Magistrates’ Court on 1 August 2022.