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Police launch manhunt for five robbery suspects

Media Statement
South African Police Service

Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Eastern Cape

EAST LONDON: The Beacon Bay Police are searching for five male suspects’ ages unknown, who invaded a small holding in the early hours of Monday, 19 July 2021 in Beacon Bay, East London.

Reports suggest that at approximately 00:10 the suspects stormed the small holding and demanded that the victim open the sliding door. After threatening to shoot him, one of them crashed the window with a crowbar and eventually entered the house demanding money.

The victim is alleged to have tried to fight back but because he was subjected to threats, he was forced to conform. The suspects then ordered the complainant to show them the safe in which there was money. On realizing that he was not alone in the house, suspects kicked the door and demanded money from the lady inside.

An undisclosed amount of money from her wallet, the complainant's ID and passport were robbed. From the safe they took an undisclosed amount of cash, two cell phones worth about R50 000 were also taken.

A case of house robbery has been registered and no arrest has been made at this stage. Investigation continues.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of those responsible for the house robbery, is requested to make contact with Beacon Bay Police Station or call Crime Stop on 08600 10111. Callers may remain anonymous and information received will be treated with strictest confidentiality.


Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana
082 301 7699