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Woman shot through the door during KwaNobuhle house robbery

Apr 10, 2019
Woman shot through the door during KwaNobuhle house robbery

Woman injured during house robbery in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage

Uitenhage - Two men are expected in court while the hunt for a third suspect continues after a woman was shot at her home in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage, during a house robbery.

"Police arrested two suspects and recovered a getaway vehicle after a woman was shot through the bedroom door of her home during a house robbery in KwaNobuhle on Monday night," described police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"On Monday, at around 8:30pm, it is alleged that three men, one armed with a firearm and others with knives kicked open a kitchen door of a house in Ngcayichibi Street, KwaNobuhle.

"Two of the three armed men were wearing balaclavas. Four house occupants, including a married couple rushed to the bedroom so as to getaway and were holding the door closed when one of the suspects shot through the door leading to a bullet striking the woman in the abdomen."

Suspects arrested at tavern following KwaNobuhle house robbery

He said that the suspects then entered the bedroom and one suspect held the occupants at gunpoint, while others stole various items such as cash, three cell phones.

"The suspects fled the scene in two vehilces. The injured woman was rushed to hospital, where she is in a stable condition," Sgt Nkohli said.

"Two hours later, police received information of one of the vehicles used in the robbery that it was parked outside at the tavern in Mabandla Road.

"At the scene, police spotted the vehicle, a red Volkswagen Polo with Mpumalanga registration number plates."

He said that two of the suspects were arrested and two balaclavas were also found inside the vehicle.

"Police also seized two cellphones and confiscated the vehicle. The third suspect and a getaway vehicle is still at large."

Acting Uitenhage SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll, praised members for their swift response.

“I encourage our community to continue supplying police with information about anyone who is involved in crime, especially those crimes where firearms are used,” he said.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the third suspect is urged to contact the nearest police station or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

"Callers may remain anonymous and all information will be treated with strictest confidence."

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