On Saturday 17 August 2019, Phoenix police acted on intelligence with regards to a group involved in a robbery committed earlier in Phoenix.
It is alleged on 10 August 2019 at 18:30, six suspects entered a house at Forest Haven in Phoenix after they posed as policemen. They threatened the occupants in the house with firearms and ransacked the house. They stole two TV sets, five cell phones, a sound system and other items including cash. The family was also assaulted by the said suspects.
Following an investigation into the incident, police officers proceeded to Berghaven where a suspect was found hiding. The suspect was positively identified by the complainant who was also present during the arrest. A search was conducted and numerous exhibits including cable ties and a gas gun were found in suspect’s possession.
Police investigations are continuing into the whereabouts of the rest of the gang and arrests are imminent. A 31 year old suspect was placed under arrest. He is due to appear in the Verulam Magistrates Court soon on charges of armed robbery.
We are appealing to our communities to resist the temptation to buy stolen goods. The market for stolen goods is contributing to criminals committing further crimes. Citizens are urged to work with police to bring the perpetrators of crimes to book so that they can be placed behind the bars where they belong.
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