House break-in suspects arrested in Glenwood, gas gun seized

Two house break-in suspects were apprehended by Blue Security armed response officers in Glenwood, over the weekend.

One of the two suspects had already been facing charges of armed robbery and was out on bail, according to reports.

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Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios said that an armed response officer spotted a suspect fleeing from a property in Esther Roberts Road, at around 8am on Friday, and gave chase.

“The suspect, who had a gas gun in his possession, had earlier assaulted a resident on the property before fleeing the premises with stolen goods. Our officer arrested him and recovered the gas gun,” he said.
Mathios said that upon further investigation, it emerged that the suspect had previously been arrested by Umbilo SAPS for armed robbery and that he was out on bail while facing the charges.

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In a separate incident in Helen Joseph Road at around 6:50am on Saturday morning, a suspect was arrested after he jumped into a property and injured himself.

“The suspect had attempted to steal alcohol from the premises but he had jumped over the fence and injured himself and was bleeding,” Mathios said. Umbilo SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

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