Man arrested for house robbery

A suspect was arrested in Tamboerskloof early on Monday April 22 after an alleged house robbery in the area.

“From what we can gather, the suspect, along with two accomplices, had tried to rob a house in Queens Road, after 4am on Easter Monday. One of the suspects reportedly sustained an injury during the process,” said Cape Town South district manager at Fidelity ADT, Jade Hanning.

Cornelius van Nooi, an armed response officer with Fidelity ADT, was on patrol in the area at the time and responded to a radio request for assistance from one of his colleagues who was already at the house in Queens Road.

“Mr Van Nooi was given a description of the suspects who had fled the scene and proceeded to look for them. He quickly located one of the suspects where he was hiding in a bush nearby, and called for police and medical backup as the suspect required medical assistance,” said Mr Hanning.

The suspect was taken into custody by the SAPS and taken for medical treatment, under police guard.

Mr Hanning commended the two officers who worked together in ensuring that the suspect was apprehended.

Meanwhile, on Saturday April 27, on the corner of Eaton and Kloofnek roads, Oranjezicht, sergeants Glen MacHelm and Ashley Franks arrested three suspects aged between 18 and 22 for theft out of a motor vehicle.

All suspects were detained at Cape Town Central police Station until their first court appearance on Monday April 29.

Also on Thursday, a man was arrested after he allegedly stole a phone from a truck parked in Kloof Street. The truck owner managed to apprehend the suspect and handed him to the police.

Source: Atlantic Sun


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