Brooklyn police arrest two

Recovered property stolen in a Hazelwood house robbery. Photo: Supplied

The police had their hands full on Sunday making two major arrests in Hazelwood and Erasmusrand.

The Tshwane Central cluster nabbed a 37-year-old for alleged house breaking in Hazelwood while the Broooklyn police arrested was made at 13:00 on the corner of Atterbury and Justica Mohammed road.

Police were notified about a white Toyota Corolla that was involved in a house breaking in Hazelwood earlier the day.

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While patrolling, the vehicle with the same registration number was spotted at a filling station on the corner of Atterbury and Justice Mohammed roads. The vehicle was on a standstill due to a flat tyre.

Weilbach said four men jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot when they spotted the police approaching.

“The police officers pursued and arrested a 37-year-old from Mamelodi. The other three were still at large.”

“An investigation revealed the Corolla had been stolen in Villieria in May,” she said.

Weilbach said property stolen in the Hazelwood burglary and house breaking tools were recovered in the vehicle.

Later around 23:30, the Brooklyn police arrested another man for possession of stolen property and house robbery, she added

“The officers had stopped at a filling station in Erasmusrand to buy something to drink when a man walked past them with a laptop.

The man looked suspicious and when the police approached him, he ran into the nearby park where he hid.”

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Weilbach said more police and security officers joined the search and found and arrested the man for possession of a suspected stolen laptop and cellphone.

She said the Mozambican man was later linked to a house robbery in Rigel Avenue, Erasmusrand earlier in the evening.

“In that robbery, a man had threatened the residents with a screw driver before robbing them.

Both men will appear in the Hatfield Community Court on Tuesday,” Weilbach said.

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