DURBAN – On 29 July 2022, at 22:00, Paddock and Mehlomnyama police conducted a joint operation at Kwadweshula after obtaining a search warrant from the court.

The wanted suspects were traced to a house at Kwadweshula area where upon arrival the police requested to search the house and permission was granted. A riffle, a revolver and various assorted rounds of ammunition were recovered. The police also recovered takkies, TV sets and a water pump. A preliminary investigation revealed that the property recovered was taken during house robberies perpetrated at Mehlomnyama and Paddock.

A total of four suspects aged between 26 and 35 were arrested for possession of stolen goods and unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. They have been linked to a house robbery case at Nyandezulu where a Road Accident Fund beneficiary was robbed of cash, clothing and various pairs of sneakers in May 2022. They have been linked to seven more house robberies that took place in various areas.

The suspects will appear before the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 01 August 2022.

Source: South African Police Service