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Two Arrests Made Following Effingham House Robbery

Two arrests have been made following a house robbery which occurred last week Monday.

On Monday at approximately 07h00, the Marshall Security  Emergency Dispatch Centre received information of a house robbery on Belmont Road, in the Effingham area.

Multiple armed response officers were swiftly dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, it was discovered that five armed suspects had entered the property while the homeowner was opening the gate for their domestic worker. The suspects proceeded to enter the house through the front door, where they restrained both the owners and the domestic worker in the bathroom. They then made off with numerous house hold items in a silver Polo sedan, which served as their getaway vehicle.

Though the homeowners were left traumatized and couldn’t confirm if any additional items were stolen, fortunately, no physical injuries were sustained. The Greenwood Park SAPS attended the scene, and a case was opened by the homeowners.

On Tuesday, members of our Special Operations Team spotted the said vehicle in the Cato Crest area, occupied by two individuals. The occupants were searched and found to be in possession of various phones and cash. They were held under guard until the arrival of Greenwood Park Detectives, after which both the suspects and the vehicle were transported to Greenwood Park SAPS for further processing and investigation.

During questioning, one of the vehicle’s occupants admit to SAPS members that they had participated in the home invasion. As a result, a search was conducted at their residence in Cato Crest, leading to the recovery of several exhibits.

The investigation is ongoing, and several leads are being followed up on the outstanding suspects. We extend our gratitude to SAPS Investigating Officer, for his tireless efforts as well as the other members of Greenwood Park SAPS trio crimes.

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