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Police launch manhunt following armed house robbery in Bethelsdorp

Aug 28, 2018
Police launch manhunt following armed house robbery in Bethelsdorp

Mount Road Cluster Trio Task Team detectives are on the hunt for two alleged robbery suspects, who assaulted and robbed a Bethelsdorp man as he came home from work on Monday afternoon.

According to police information, at about 16:35, the complainant arrived at his Uganda Street home, in Timothy Valley, when he was confronted by two unknown males.

"One suspect produced a firearm and threatened the complainant, who fought back with the suspects," described police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"He was overpowered and dragged into the house where his wife and a friend were watching TV.

"The complainant was further assaulted and the suspects took two cellphones, his wallet , a 9mm pistol and his Volvo S40, grey in colour, Reg FHS925EC.

"The vehicle is not yet recovered."

Col Naidu said that anyone, who can assist police in tracing the vehicle or the suspects is asked to contact D/Capt Chris Rowan on 082 442 1816.

"All information supplied is strictly confidential. Police are investigating a case of house robbery."