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Three men expected in court for Uitenhage house robbery

Mar 25, 2017
Three men expected in court for Uitenhage house robbery

Three men are expected in court on Monday after they were arrested by Uitenhage police in the early hours of Friday morning following a house robbery incident in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage, on Thursday night.  

According to police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli, the three men, who were allegedly armed with knives, entered a house in First Avenue, KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage. 

"The suspects threatened to stab the homeowner while they ransacked the house," he said. 

"The suspects stole an amplifier before fleeing on foot," he described. 

"The homeowner, who knew the suspects, immediately reported the incident to the police."

Sergeant Nkohli said   in the early hours of Friday morning, police summoned a group of detectives to search for the suspects. 

"Three suspects, aged between 19 and 30, were arrested at their places of residence.  The suspects are to appear in the KwaNobuhle Magistrate’s Court on Monday," he added.   

KwaNobuhle Station Commander, Colonel Dial Ketteldas commended members for their swift response and added that their swift actions were in line with one of the Police Back To Basics Priorities, of a thorough and responsive investigation of every crime.