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One arrested after armed suspects storm Kwanoxolo house

Sep 14, 2017
One arrested after armed suspects storm Kwanoxolo house

Quick response by Port Elizabeth police led to the arrest of a 20-year-old house robbery suspect within an hour of an armed house robbery being committed early on Thursday morning.

"It is alleged that on Thursday, at approximately 02:00, in Greece Street, in Kwanoxolo, Port Elizabeth, the 32-year-old complainant woke up when she heard a loud noise and her husband screaming at unknown suspects in their house. 

"One suspect was armed with a firearm and pointed it at her husband while the other suspect stood at the back door," said police spokesperson, Capt Sandra Janse Van Rensburg.

"The complainant ran to the bedroom where the children were sleeping. 

"Two more suspects entered the house taking the TV, Xbox, laptop, external hard drive and watch and fled on foot."

Capt Janse Van Rensburg said that when it was quiet inside the house, the complainant realised the suspect had left. 

"No one was injured during robbery and no shot were fired," she added.

"When the crime prevention members arrived at the house, they followed up on information of the suspects and immediately acted, which led to the arrest of a 20-year-old suspect from Timothy Valley."

Capt Janse Van Rensburg said that the suspect will appear in the Port Elizabeth New Law Courts on Monday on charges of house robbery.