Seven suspects are due to appear in court following their arrest on crimes ranging from house robbery to possession of stolen and hijacked vehicles.
A 46-year-old suspect is appearing in Athlone Magistrates Court following his arrest during a road block conducted by police and traffic officials on Wednesday morning 17 August 2020, in Govan Mbeki, Browns Farm. The suspect was arrested in a vehicle with no registration number and license disc. The vehicle was reported stolen in June this year in Samora Machel.
Five other suspects aged 20, 22, 23, 24 and 26 were also arrested on Wednesday, 26 August 2020 in Harare, Khayelitsha in a vehicle which was hijacked earlier in the day near Sweet Home Farms Informal Settlement, Samora Machel. The complainant alleges he was standing at a traffic light when the suspects appeared and threatened him with a firearm and pulled him out of the vehicle. The suspects then drove away in the vehicle.
Meanwhile, an 18-year-old suspect was also arrested on a house robbery charge which occurred on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, in Mazizini Street, Browns Farm. The complainant alleges that the suspect and accomplices entered the house wearing masks. One suspect armed with a firearm pointed the children while the other suspects ransacked the house. The suspects took a new stove, microwave, plasma television, lap top, clothing and shoes and fled with the items in a white Toyota Avanza.
Through networking, police managed to catch the one suspect and are tracing the outstanding suspects.
The six suspects are due to appear in the Athlone Magistrate Court next week on the mentioned charges.
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