Man (84) assaulted in home invasion, 2 arrested, Chatsworth

South African Police Service

Man (84) assaulted in home invasion, 2 arrested, Chatsworth
Man (84) assaulted in home invasion, 2 arrested, Chatsworth

The sharing of information and keeping an open channel of communication between a complainant and the police has resulted in the arrest of two house robbery suspects.

This follows after an 84 year old pensioner was held up at his home by two suspects. It is alleged that the suspects had gained entry into the home and assaulted the pensioner before fleeing.

An alert neighbor who witnessed this robbery immediately alerted police. Sgt Moodley and Cst Chetty of SAPS Chatsworth SAPS, responded to the scene where they interviewed the complainant. At this stage, police established that the same property had been broken into on Friday, 2 February 2018 where the members had viewed the footage of the burglary and obtained the identikit of the burglar. On Friday both members left their contact details with the complainant.

Within hours of this morning’s house robbery, Sgt Moodley received information from the complainant that the suspects were seen at the Westcliff Sports Grounds. The members immediately proceeded to the grounds making use of another vehicle so that the suspects would not see the police approaching. When the members alighted the vehicle, the suspects began fleeing.

Both members gave chase on foot, successfully apprehending the suspects. Police seized a hard drive and a Telekom Router.

Further investigations revealed that the suspects had allegedly committed this robbery with the purposes of retrieving the video footage that could have possibly linked them to the burglary committed the previous week.

Both accused, aged 27 and 20, will appear at the Chatsworth Magistrates Court in due course.

The Station Commander of SAPS Chatsworth, Brigadier Coenraad Marais commends the swift action taken by the members. Their actions speaks volumes of commitment and passion to assist the people of our community. The members gave their personal cellular numbers to the complainant to ensure that information was shared. This trust and open communication between the complainant and the police has resulted in the arrests of the suspects.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service