Two brothers arrested for alleged house robbery

CARNARVON – Police in Carnarvon have arrested brothers aged 32 and 36 in connection with the case of house robbery. 

On Monday 27 April 2020, the two brothers attacked a couple at their home in Carnarvon at about 14:30. The victims were threatened with a knife and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash, gold Samsung Prime cell phone worth R4000 and meat worth about R650,00. The suspects fled on foot and within an hour, one suspect was arrested in Carnarvon. 

This morning 28 April,  the other suspect was arrested in Carnarvon. Police managed to recover some portion of the robbed money and the meat. The robbed cellphone has not yet been recovered.

The Provincial Commissioner of the Northern Cape, Lt Gen Risimati Peter Shivuri has applauded members for their swift response which led to the arrest of the suspects. He further emphasised that zero tolerance has been adopted in the Northern Cape as part rooting out all forms of criminality, thus stamping the authority of the state.

The brothers are expected to appear before the Carnarvon Magistrates court tomorrow, 29 April 2020 and police will oppose the release of the suspects on bail.

Police investigation continues. 

Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba

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