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Teen among four suspects arrested for armed house robbery in Motherwell

By Afikile Lugunya - Nov 14, 2017
Teen among four suspects arrested for armed house robbery in Motherwell

Police in Port Elizabeth early on Tuesday morning arrested four suspects in a case of armed house robbery that occurred in Motherwell NU30 on Monday night.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge, three suspects are aged 24 years old and the other one is just seventeen.

“One of the suspects pointed the homeowner with a firearm and demanded her cell phone and money after which they left the scene,” he described.

“The SAPS Serious Violent Crime Task Team, assisted by the Motherwell Cluster Operational Command Centre, followed up information and by 02:00, this morning, four suspects were traced and arrested.”

He said that the teenager was sent to Nerina House Juvenile Court as he is a juvenile.

Captain Beetge said that the 24-year-olds are suspected to have been involved in other house robbery cases in the area.

The three will appear at Motherwell Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.