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Gelvandale men chase down and apprehend house robbery suspect

Jun 6, 2019
Gelvandale men chase down and apprehend house robbery suspect

Port Elizabeeth - A homeowner from Gelvandale, Port Elizabeth, and his cousin bravely ran after two suspects, who broke into his home and robbed them during the early hours of Thursday morning.

"It is alleged that between 01:00-02:00 on Thursday morning, the 20-year-old complainant and his cousin (23) were asleep when the door of their Capricorn Street home was kicked opened," described police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"Two suspects entered and threatened them to lie down or they will shoot them.

"A cell phone, two jackets and a pair of takkies were taken."

Col Naidu said that after they left, the complainant and his cousin chased after them and succeeded in arresting one suspect in Voissen Road.

"The cell phone was recovered."

Col Naidu said that the 27-year-old suspect is detained on a case of house robbery and he is expected to appear in court soon.

"The other suspect is known, but not yet arrested."

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