Arrested home invader used to gun to rob firearm, Peddie

South African Police Service

Arrested home invader used to gun to rob firearm, Peddie
Arrested home invader used to gun to rob firearm, Peddie

A 35-year-old male was arrested following the House robbery that occurred at Maxhegweni Location in Peddie on Monday 17 August 2020.

Police followed up the information they received about a male suspect that was involved in a house robbery where a firearm was taken. They went to the suspects house on the night of 19 August 2020, and upon searching they recovered a 9mm pistol, magazine with nine live round and a toy gun that was allegedly used to commit the crime.

The investigation revealed that the suspect was with other male and investigation is continuing to track down the second suspect. The suspect was immediately arrested and charged for possession of unlicensed firearm and house robbery. The firearm and toy gun were confiscated.

The suspect will appear at Peddie Magistrate Courts soon.

SAPS Amathole Acting District Commissioner Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu commended the members for the job well done in arresting the suspect and to ensure that firearms are off the streets. He also thanked the community for sharing valuable information with SAPS and encouraged them to report any criminal activities to 08600 10111.

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