House robbers face justice

Burglars caught in the east. Photo: supplied.

The two men arrested for a house robbery in Brooklyn at the weekend appeared in court on Monday.

Police spokesperson Captain Colette Weilbach said the two were nabbed by Hi Risk security on Saturday around 17:00.

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“Both men from Mamelodi had a court appearance in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday.”

She said the police docket had not arrived back at the station to provide comment on the court ruling at the time.

“We will provide the outcome once the investigating officer returns with the docket shortly.”

She said the men would be checked if they were linked to other housebreaking cases in Brooklyn.

The men were arrested in Murray Street in Brooklyn after a high-speed chase by the security officers.

Hi-Risk spokesperson Arthur Crewe said the men had taken items from the house.

“Our officer spotted a silver VW Polo parked near one of the houses and attempted to question the driver.”

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But he sped off leaving two burglars carrying stolen items in the yard.

“The officer chased the two, apprehended them and handed them over to Brooklyn police.”

Valuable appliances and housebreaking implements were found in the yard.

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