Minors among those in court for robbery

DURBAN On 10 February 2020 at 20:00, a 27-year-old man was at his place of residence on Golf Road, Scottsville in Pietermaritzburg watching television with his friend when he heard a knock on his door and went to investigate. He was greeted by five armed men who instructed them to lie on the floor and to not make any noise. The suspects ransacked the house and stole four laptops; five cellphones; flat screen TV; sound system and bank cards before they fled in their vehicle.

The victim reported the matter to police and a case of robbery was opened at the Alexandra Road police station for investigation. Yesterday following a swift investigation Alexandra Road detectives; Tracing Unit and Durban Flying Squad police officers proceeded to a house in Inanda. Once they swooped on the premises police recovered all the stolen items as well as a gas gun. Five suspects aged between 16 and 30 were arrested by police officers. The vehicle used in the commission of the offence was also seized by police. The suspects appeared at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrates Court yesterday.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula applauded the police officers for the swift investigation which led to the recovery of the stolen goods and arrest of the suspects.

Source: South African Police Service