LEPHALALE — On Friday 23 October, three house robbers went on a spree in Onverwacht. Around 01:00 the three suspects forced a door open and entered a house in Sekelbos Street.
A 38-year-old woman, the complainant, was sleeping. She was awakened by a noise and was surprised to find three men in her bedroom. She tried to grab one of the suspects, but he stabbed her in her neck with a knife. The suspects then took two laptops, three cell phones and three handbags, to the estimated value of R14 000, and fled the house.
Two of the suspects proceeded to a house in Springbok Street around 02:00. Here they also forced the door open. They entered a bedroom where a 20-year-old man was sleeping and threatened him with a knife. They left with three cell phones, a wallet, clothes, and a school bag to the estimated value of R10 000.
Members of Lephalale Crime Prevention Unit, Lephalale Trio Crime and the HPG followed the tracks of the suspects from Onverwacht to Sehlora Street in Marapong, where the three suspects were arrested. A 26-year-old man, a foreign national, was arrested and charged with two counts of house robbery. Two women were also arrested after they were found in possession of suspected stolen property. According to Police, they are the girlfriends of the other suspect.
The suspects appeared in Lephalale Magistrate’s Court on Monday 26 October. The police spokesperson was not available to confirm the court ruling.