DURBAN – Yesterday, police officers from the EThekwini Outer North Cluster arrested two suspects for robbery and recovered stolen property in the Verulam CBD. The suspects will appear in the Verulam Magistrates Court next week.
The police officers had conducted an intelligence driven operation when they arrested a 20-year-old suspect who was found with four cellphones, a metal toy gun and cash that was taken from the robbery victim. The suspect was taken to the police station for detention.
Whilst processing the suspect at the police station, a robbery victim identified the arrested suspect as the person who robbed him of his belongings and positively identified his cellphone that was recovered from the suspect. Further investigation was conducted which led police to another suspect (33) in Buffelsdraai who was found with another stolen cellphone. He was arrested and charged for receiving stolen property.
The 20-year-old will be charged for robbery and possession of suspected stolen property. Both suspects will be profiled to ascertain if they can be linked to other robbery cases in the Verulam policing precinct.
Source: South African Police Service