Vryburg home invader tracked down

South African Police Service

Vryburg home invader tracked down
Vryburg home invader tracked down

On Thursday, 25 November 2021, Police in Vryburg arrested a 43-year-old man for house robbery and theft of motor vehicle. The man was apprehended following an incident in which a Vryburg was allegedly committed in the early hours of Thursday morning in Kismet Park, Vryburg.

The owner of the house was asleep when he was woken up by two males armed with knives.

The intruders instructed him to keep quiet and covered him with a blanket. They allegedly took jewellery, a cell phone, a plasma television and a handbag, then fled with the victim’s silver grey Toyota Corolla vehicle.

Subsequent to becoming aware of the incident, the Crime Intelligence Unit started gathering information and tracked the stolen vehicle. As a result, the vehicle was found abandoned in Monotomosetlha informal settlement near Huhudi Location.

Information on the stolen items was also followed up and a house in Huhudi was eventually searched after a search warrant was obtained.

Items such as the plasma television, cell phone and a handbag were found and confiscated. Consequent to the recovery, the 43-year-old suspect was arrested.

Investigations into the matter including tracing of the second suspect, are underway.

The suspect is expected to appear on Monday, 29 November 2021, in the Vryburg Magistrates’ Court.

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