ARMED THUGS ROB JOMO

Sunday World - - Front Page - AUBREY MOTHOMBENI moth­ombe­nia@sun­day­world.co.za

SOC­CER supremo Jomo Sono be­came a Chuck Nor­ris this week when his own ve­hi­cle track­ing com­pany helped trace and re­cover his son s stolen sports car.

The Jomo Cos­mos owner be­came the lat­est crime vic­tim when dar­ing tsot­sis chased af­ter his son Mat­silele Ju­nior un­til he got to the fam­ily home in Houghton, north of Joburg.

The three armed men, ac­cord­ing to po­lice sources, tail­gated Sono s son when he reached his fam­ily man­sion and then robbed him of his Ford ST, which they used to load items they stole af­ter ran­sack­ing the house.

They looted the house and stole a box of jew­ellery, among other items.

The al­leged in­ci­dent hap­pened on Thurs­day af­ter­noon when the soc­cer boss was not home.

Po­lice said one of the sus­pects was ar­rested in Mapetla, Soweto, af­ter the car was traced through a tracker ad­min­is­tered by Sono s track­ing com­pany SafeSky Africa.

Spokesman Lun­gelo Dlamini con­firmed that a case of rob­bery and theft was opened at Nor­wood po­lice sta­tion by the soc­cer boss.

Two boxes of jew­ellery and a car were stolen, and the sus­pect who was found in pos­ses­sion of a ve­hi­cle is de­tained at Nor­wood.

He will ap­pear at the Johannesburg Mag­is­trate s court on Monday, said Dlamini.

Dlamini said the value of the jew­ellery was un­known.

Sono con­firmed that his son s car was stolen at his house in Houghton but said he was not aware the rob­bers left him blin­g­less.

I was not at home when the in­ci­dent hap­pened but it ap­pears that the guys were fol­low­ing my son be­cause they wanted the car he was driv­ing. But they were caught within four hours in Soweto while they were try­ing to re­move the tracker, said Sono.

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