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Walmer house robbery suspect finally arrested

May 13, 2019
Walmer house robbery suspect finally arrested

Victim knew one of the house robbery suspects, which led to arrest

Port Elizabeth - A 23-year-old Port Elizabeth man is expected in court after he was arrested by Mount Road Trio Task Team detectives for alleged house robbery.

According to police information, the suspect was arrested at his house in Walmer location, Port Elizabeth, on Friday.

"It is alleged that on 2 April, at about 01:50, the complainant’s door was kicked open and about four suspects entered the house," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"The complainant and his brother were held at gunpoint and personal items and their cellphones were taken."

She ssaid that the complainant knew one of the suspects.

"Police had been on the hunt for the suspects since the robbery."

On Friday morning, at about 10:00, the suspect was found in his room.

"On searching the room, police also confiscated nine 9mm rounds of ammunition," Col Naidu said.

"He was arrested and detained on a charge of house robbery and illegal possession of ammunition."

He will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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