Long arm of the law catches up with robber


Swift response from Port Shepstone police officers to a business robbery at Bazley Street last week, yielded the arrest of a suspect and the recovery of a large quantity of stolen cellphones.

The suspect appeared in the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court. Police spokesperson, Brigadier Jay Naicker,said “Employees at the store were at work when four men entered the shop. Two of them stood guard at the door while the other two approached the employees posing as customers. They allegedly threatened employees with knives and stole a number of cellphones before they fled the scene on foot.

“Local police officers were alerted to the robbery and a description of the suspects. The police officers launched a thorough search of the escape routes and a man fitting the description was spotted. He was arrested after a bag containing the stolen cellphones was found in his possession.” The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula welcomed the arrest and praised the police officers for their swift response.

“Sadly a demand for stolen goods still exists in our communities and it is fuelling the desire to rob businesses and ordinary citizens to meet this demand.

We are appealing to citizens to refrain from buying stolen goods and to report those that buy or sell stolen property to police,” he said.