Robbery

DA councillor arrested, charged with business robbery

JOHANNESBURG – A Democratic Alliance councillor in the West Rand municipality has been arrested. He was one of three men arrested for the robbery of a Pep Store in Hillbrow this week. Police spokesperson Captain Musa Shihambe says police officers patrolling Pretoria and Catherine streets on Wednesday spotted a suspicious-looking Mercedes which[…]

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Blue Route Mall hit by robbers

The management of popular southern suburb shopping centre Blue Route Mall has confirmed that one of its stores was robbed yesterday. According to reports, the jewellery store opposite the mall’s Dischem was struck. Centre management insists that “everything is under control”, and that the mall is now operating as usual.[…]

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Mustadafin suffers major blow after robbery

UPDATED:  The damage cost has been amended  The Mustadafin Foundation has suffered a major setback after a robbery this weekend left its Lansdowne centre damaged. Burglars entered through the roof and stole pre-Eid food parcels and copper, resulting in the pipes being cut. This led to severe flooding in the[…]

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Man killed in Heideveld robbery

A 23-year-old man had sustained fatal wounds as a result of a stabbing incident at 06h50 on Tuesday in Mountain Road, Heideveld. According to reports, Waahid Phigeland was on his way to work when he was confronted by unidentified males who threatened him and when he resisted the assailants stabbed[…]

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Two men found guilty of Shwarma King’s murder

Two men have been found guilty of the murder of Egyptian-Capetonian businessman Mamdouh Moustafa. Moustafa, known as the Cairo Shwarma King, was stabbed to death when he was hijacked in 2015. Moustafa, 68 years old, was a well-known vendor at the VOC festivals and many other events in the city,[…]

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Video recording ruled admissible in Panayiotou murder trial

A video recording in which Christopher Panayiotou allegedly implicated himself in his wife’s murder, was ruled admissible by Judge Dayalin Chetty in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Monday. The trial-within-a-trial dealt with the admissibility of an undercover police sting operation where the businessman allegedly implicated himself in his wife[…]

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Murder up in SA: crime stats

The crime statistics for 2015/2016 have provided South Africans with a reason to reflect on the country’s social behavioral patterns. This is according to Minister of Police‚ Nathi Nhleko‚ who presented a report on understating the sociology of crime in South Africa in Parliament on Friday. The analysis presented by[…]

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