House robber to appear in court

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Tebogo Msimanga |

A 47-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Vryburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 29 November 2021 for house robbery. He was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning, 25 November 2021, in Kismet Park, Vryburg.

Captain Aafje Botma of North West Police said the owner of the house was asleep when he was woken up by two males armed with knives. “The intruders instructed him to keep quiet and covered him with a blanket. They allegedly took jewellery, a cell phone, plasma television and a handbag, then fled with the victim’s silver-grey Toyota Corolla vehicle.”

Botma added that the vehicle was found abandoned in Monotomosetlha informal settlement near Huhudi Location. “ Information on the stolen items was also followed up and a house in Huhudi was eventually searched after a search warrant was obtained. Items such as the plasma television, cell phone and a handbag were found and confiscated.”

Consequent to the recovery, the 43-year-old suspect was arrested. Investigations into the matter including tracing of the second suspect, are underway.

The North West Provincial Commissioner,Lieutenant General Sello Kwena commended the police for their diligence that led to the success.

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