Home invasion: 3 Attackers overpower family, tie up father, Sunridge Park

South African Police Service

Home invasion: 3 Attackers overpower family, tie up father, Sunridge Park
Home invasion: 3 Attackers overpower family, tie up father, Sunridge Park

Excellent teamwork and perfect coordination between various station police members and a private security company resulted in the speedy arrest of three alleged house robbery suspects as well as the recovery of the stolen goods and the vehicle.

It is alleged that on Tuesday, 5 July 2022 at about 07:25, the complainant (46) was waiting for his children to take them to school when three unknown males with firearms walked into the house.

He was tied up with cable ties. He was then taken to the bedroom where the rest of the family were held.

Two safes, laptops, cellphones, jewellery and other household items were loaded into the complainant’s vehicle, a white Hyundai i10 Atos and driven away. The complainant managed to free himself and alert police.

The incident took place at a house in Stella Londt Road in Sunridge Park.

Once the vehicle was circulated, all police vehicles were alerted to be on the lookout for the suspects. At about 10:00, members from the District Crime Combatting Unit, Gqeberha K9 Unit and a private security guard, after receiving information swooped in on a house in Nolulamo Street in Joe Slovo.

Two suspects were found in the living room trying to open the safe. One suspect (age unknown) was found hiding in the ceiling. A firearm was recovered. The Anti-Gang Unit and SAPS Mount Road members also provided back-up for their colleagues.

A pistol was also found in a cupboard. Several rounds of ammunition, cellphones, two laptops, jewellery and other items taken in the house robbery were recovered.

The suspects were arrested and detained on charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, house robbery and possession of suspected stolen property.

The stolen vehicle was recovered by SAPS Uitenhage members who found the vehicle abandoned in bushes on the Old Uitenhage Road.

SAPS Mount Road detectives will be profiling the suspects in an attempt to link them to several house robberies recently committed in the Sunridge area with the same modus operandi and similar description of the suspects.

Nelson Mandela Bay District Commissioner, Maj Gen Vuyisile Ncata applauded the excellent arrests and recovery by all those involved. ‘Criminals must never think that they can outsmart the police. We will exert ourselves in our quest to deliver our mandate of protecting our citizens. I urge the communities to report criminal activities wherever and whenever they notice anything suspicious. Criminals are living and hiding among us in our communities therefore we need to strengthen community-police relations in order to bring down the levels of crime in our areas,’ added Maj Gen Ncata.

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