A quick response from police managed to stop a house robbery that was taking place in Harare on Monday 16 January in the afternoon.
Police received a complaint and swiftly proceeded to Hamba street where a house robbery was in progress.
Police spokesperson Ndakhe Gwala said the officers that responded are attached to the Provincial Extortion Task Team.
“The members who were deployed in Harare, Khayelitsha were doing patrols on Monday, 16 January 2023. They were informed of a house robbery in progress at Hamba Street, Harare.
“The members responded promptly and as they arrived at the address, two male suspects came out running. One was caught behind the house while the other one fled to the neighbour’s yard with police members in pursuit.
“Both suspects were arrested and a gas gun with ammunition and tik was confiscated. Once charged, they will make their court appearance in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s court,” said Gwala.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday 17 January, Milnerton police arrested two suspects for possession of drugs worth half a million rand after a tip off. Officers received information about a suspicious car coming from Parklands towards Cape Town.
“They parked and were performing observation duties at Lagoon Beach around mid-day when they spotted the vehicle and pulled it over. A search was conducted which led to the confiscate of tik and cocaine worth R500 000-00 and an undisclosed amount of cash,” said Gwala.
The suspects will appear in court when charged.