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House robbery suspect arrested

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A 37-year-old Malawian national who is suspected to have been involved in a house robbery in Kimberley was arrested in Johannesburg. Picture: Supplied

A Malawian national who is suspected to have been involved in a house robbery in Moghul Park, Kimberley shortly before Christmas was arrested in Johannesburg.

A MALAWIAN national who is suspected to have been involved in a house robbery in Moghul Park, Kimberley shortly before Christmas was arrested in Johannesburg.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock said the suspect had allegedly also hijacked a motor vehicle in the Eastern Cape.

“The Northern Cape SAPS Provincial Organised Crime Detectives, Gauteng Crime Intelligence and Johannesburg Metro police followed up on information regarding a recent house robbery in Kimberley,” said Kock.

“A male Malawian national, 37, was arrested on January 11 in Troy Street, Johannesburg. He was also found with a motor vehicle that was allegedly hijacked in the Eastern Cape, recently”

Kock added that the suspect would appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court soon on a charge of house robbery.

The robbery took place in Moghul Park on December 20, where the homeowner and his wife were woken up at about 8am by five armed robbers.

The couple were assaulted and tied up, while the owner’s firearm and a substantial amount of cash were stolen from a safe.

Members of the local neighbourhood watch intervened and a 35-year-old male robber and a 30-year-old bystander were injured during the crossfire that occurred in the street, near the premises.

Both the injured parties were transported to hospital for medical treatment, where the male suspect later died.

The car that is believed to have been stolen in the Eastern Cape. Picture: Supplied
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