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Man arrested after robbing woman in her home

Aug 27, 2018
Man arrested after robbing woman in her home

Msobomvu police detectives arrested a 42-year-old man for alleged house robbery.

"It is alleged that the suspect robbed an 18-year-old woman, who was sleeping with her baby, on Saturday, at about 22:00, at Msobomvu Township, Butterworth," described police spokesperson, Capt Jackson Manatha.

He said that it is further alleged that the suspect forced the door open and found the victim with her baby.

"The suspect was armed with a knife. He robbed the victim of her cellphone."

Capt Manatha said that the man was arrested on Sunday and will appear before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of house robbery.