Re­tire­ment vil­lage sus­pect held

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - News - Gareth Wil­son [email protected]­soblack­

Aman sus­pected to have bro­ken into the Buf­fels­fontein Re­tire­ment Vil­lage on two oc­ca­sions and at­tacked and robbed el­derly res­i­dents has been ar­rested.

Them­be­lani Ntan­tiso, 31, ap­peared in the Port Elizabeth Mag­is­trate’s Court on Fri­day af­ter be­ing de­tained ear­lier in the week.

In court, Ntan­tiso was charged with three sep­a­rate house rob­beries which took place at the Al­goa Bay Coun­cil for the Aged-run vil­lage in Novem­ber.

Po­lice spokesper­son Colonel Priscilla Naidu said Ntan­tiso had been ar­rested in­side the court build­ing on Wed­nes­day when he went to court to bail out his sis­ter.

“De­tec­tives re­ceived a tip-off that the man wanted for the at­tacks was go­ing to court to pay bail for his sis­ter. His sis­ter was ar­rested ear­lier in the week for an­other crime,” she said.

“De­tec­tives went to court and found the sus­pect in­side. He never got to post bail for his sis­ter and was de­tained.”

“The sus­pect [Ntan­tiso] is linked to all three at­tacks at the vil­lage.”

She said more ar­rests were ex­pected soon.

Ntan­tiso is due to ap­pear in the Port Elizabeth Mag­is­trate’s Court again on Mon­day for a bail ap­pli­ca­tion.

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