During the early hours of Friday morning, Diep River police responded to a house robbery call at a residence in Evermonde Road, Plumstead.
Police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, said “The complainant was woken up by three suspects, all armed with knives. The suspects demanded firearms and tied the complainant and his wife whilst they ransacked the house.
“They took various items such as televisions, household goods, cellphones, jewellery, firearms and an undisclosed amount of money. The suspects then fled the premises on foot.”
Diep River police and neighbourhood watch busted the suspects
Sgt Rwexana added that Diep River police members and Neighbourhood watch members acted swiftly. They searched the area for the suspects.
He said; “They arrested two suspects, aged 32 and 35, where they were found hiding in the near vicinity.
“Most of the stolen items, including a firearm were recovered.”
Once charged the suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court.
The Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula, praised the community for working together with the police to bring the perpetrators to justice.