NELSPRUIT – A man believed to be a pastor due to appear in court for house robbery

NELSPRUIT – A man believed to be a pastor in one of the local churches in Bushbuckridge, is due to appear before the Bushbuckridge Magistrate’s Court today, Wednesday 30 September 2020, for house robbery. The Court appearance comes after a 33 year old man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a house robbery incident which took place yesterday.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that a 48 year old woman from College View in Bushbuckridge was preparing to go to work as well as getting her 13 year old daughter ready for school when a man wearing a balaclava suddenly entered their house with a firearm and held them hostage where he tied both of them with cable ties. The man then robbed the family of their household items, including a plasma TV, car keys, a music system as well as other items before driving off with the stolen items in the victim’s Toyota Avanza.

The police were notified about the incident where a case of house robbery was opened. They then went to the scene and started with their investigation working in collaboration with a car tracking company. The collective were led to a certain house in Violetbank area where items stolen during the robbery were found. They further got information that the items were allegedly left at the said place by a man who is known at the area as a Pastor driving a Toyota Avanza.

Further investigation led police to the stolen vehicle which was found abandoned at Acornhoek area without its key. They then went to the suspect’s house at Malaineng near Bushbuckridge where they found him in possession of the car key. Police searched his place and also found a toy gun which they believe was the one used by the suspect earlier to commit the house robbery.

  • The police are delighted with the cooperation displayed by the tracker which led to the arrest of the suspect.
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