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Two arrested after five armed men storm Kirkwood home and overpower woman

Oct 4, 2017
Two arrested after five armed men storm Kirkwood home and overpower woman

Swift response by Addo police resulted in the arrest of two alleged robbers, aged 28 and 30 years old, after five armed men stormed a Kirkwood home and bound its female occupant before fleeing with several items on Wednesday morning.

According to police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli, "It is alleged that today at about 09:00, five men armed with knives stormed into a house near route R335 in Kirkwood.

"The suspects threatened to stab a woman and tied her with cables and ransacked the house stealing household items with an estimated value of R15 000 before fleeing in a white Ford Traiser without registration number plates."

He said that the victim managed to free herself and summoned the police, who acted swiftly in following leads. 

"Addo police spotted the vehicle en route R335 and gave chase.

"The vehicle stopped and five men disembarked and ran into the bushes," described Sergeant Nkohli.

"Two suspects were arrested and police recovered the stolen items and also seized the vehicle for further investigation.

"More arrests are imminent."

The two men will appear in the Kirkwood Magistrate's Court on Thursday on charges of house robbery.

Uitenhage Acting Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll said: "The arrest is in support of the National Trio Crimes Action Plan formulated by SAPS management earlier this year, to curb the scourge of trio crimes and stop the criminals in their tracks".