The station commander of the Ivory Park SAPS, Brigadier David Mbongeni Ngcobo, has welcomed this past Sunday’s arrest of two suspects in connection with a house robbery which happened last year May at Clayville, Extension 45.

During the robbery a plasma television, cellphones and a laptop were taken at gunpoint by the two suspects. The victim managed to recognise the two as one of them is his cousin, and that they both visited him two days prior the house robbery. The two suspects, aged 40 and 41, reside in Tembisa.

The two men were arrested on Sunday after the victim saw them at a park in Ivory Park, Extension 7. He then called for assistance from members of the community. The duo were apprehended and badly assaulted by community members. The police were called and rescued them. They have been admitted at hospital and have been charged with house robbery.

“We welcome the fact that as soon as the victim saw the suspects he called for the necessary assistance from the fellow community members, who also rose to the occasion. We are, however, saddened by the fact that the suspects were badly assaulted in the process,” said Brigadier Ngcobo.

Brigadier Ngcobo further called on the community to continue working closely with the police in maintaining law and order, by joining the existing structures such as the Community Policing Forum (CPF). Anyone interested in knowing how these structures work may visit the Ivory Park Police Station or call 011 990 9600.

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