Bethelsdorp armed robbery, man sentenced to 8 years

South African Police Service

Bethelsdorp armed robbery, man sentenced to 8 years
Bethelsdorp armed robbery, man sentenced to 8 years

In less than a month, a robbery accused was arrested, found guilty and sentenced in the Port Elizabeth Regional court.

On 7 October 2019 at 17:00, the 37 year old complainant was walking in Armeria Crescent in Ext 30 in Bethelsdorp with her son when the accused Lucaine Coetzee approached them with a knife.

A cell phone and a small amount of cash was taken. Coetzee was apprehended by the complainant’s fiancé.

On Thursday, 24 October 2019, Coetzee was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment.

Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga welcomed the sentencing as robbery is a common problem in area.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service