INCIDENT: HOUSE ROBBERY / SUSPECT ARRESTED
SUBURB: UMHLANGA ROCKS
Earlier this morning Marshall Security received a frantic call from a client in Marine Drive, Umhlanga Rocks stating that she had just been the victim of a house robbery.
Armed Reaction officers were immediately dispatched and further information ascertained revealed that a male suspect armed with a knife, forced entry to the home through a sliding door before confronting the elderly homeowners.
The couple were held up at knifepoint while the suspect demanded cellphones, jewellery and other items before fleeing on foot in an unknown direction.
Information relating to the stolen cellphone was relayed to our Emergency Contact Centre and with the assistance of the South African Police Services, a bus was brought to a stop on Masabalala Yengwa Avenue.
A search of the commuters was conducted resulting in a male being found in possession of the stolen cellphone and jewellery. The man was confirmed to be the same suspect who confronted the elderly Umhlanga couple earlier.
The suspect was remanded into the custody of the South African Police Services for further investigation and processing.
Further information revealed the man to be linked to several housebreakings in the Umhlanga area of late.
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