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Port Elizabeth house robbery accused jailed for 10 years

Nov 20, 2019
Port Elizabeth house robbery accused jailed for 10 years

Port Elizabeth - A house robbery suspect accused was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in the Port Elizabeth Regional Court on Friday last week.

"It is alleged that on 27 January 2019, at about 02:00 in the morning, three males kicked open the door of a house in Marikana in Walmer location, Port Elizabeth," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"The occupants were threatened with knives and a firearm. Three cellphones and a jacket was taken. Two of the suspects were known by the complainant."

On 29 January 2019, Luxolo Ngenanto (20) was arrested at court while appearing for a possession of drugs case.

"The second accused, Luvuyo Pakama (28) was also arrested on the same day at his shack in Area Q in Walmer location," Col Naidu said.

"The stolen property was also recovered.

"Both suspects remained in custody."

On Wednesday last week, Luvuyo Pakama was found guilty after being was positively linked to the case through DNA. On Friday, he was sentenced to 10 year imprisonment for aggravated robbery.

"Ngenanto remains in custody and will again appear in court on 19 December 2019."

Acting SAPS Cluster Commander for Mount Road, Maj Gen Dawie Rabie, welcomed the sentencing and stated that "aggravated robbery particularly house robberies, business robberies and carjackings is concerning therefore sentences such as this will ensure that criminals remain behind bars.

"As part of our strategy to curb these crimes, we are working closely with other role[players and their support is crucial in ensuring successful prosecutions."

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