Daily crime watch

Cases reported:

• Possession of drugs: 3
• Business burglary: 1
• Robbery with firearm: 1
• Tampering/damaging infrastructure: 1
• Residential burglary: 2
• Common robbery: 1
• Fraud: 3

Arrests:

• Possession of drugs: 3
• Common robbery: 1

Armed robbery:

• A man was robbed of a large sum of cash at the corner of Prince George Avenue and Voortrekker Road yesterday (Wednesday).

The victim, who was looking for a vehicle to purchase, contacted an acquaintance he believed could assist him in finding a suitable car.

They met in town at around 8.30pm and proceeded to the bank where the victim withdrew a substantial amount of money for a vehicle.

As he left the bank, a silver Ford Fiesta with two occupants pulled up alongside him.

The men climbed out of the car and threatened the victim at gunpoint.

They demanded cash and searched the victim, taking his money.

The robbers, along with the victim’s acquaintance, climbed into the Fiesta and drove off.

Read: Warning: Be alert at the bank

Common robbery:

• A man was robbed of his cellphone at the corner of Queen Avenue and High Street yesterday.

The incident took place at around 11.30am when a lone thief grabbed the phone from the victim’s hand and ran off.

Burglary:

• 12th Road, Vulcania (business).

The break-in took place on Monday.

Stolen: TV sets.

• Ajax Street, Dalview.

The burglary occurred on Tuesday.

Stolen: Bicycles, a step ladder, gas bottle and other valuables.

• Muir Avenue.

The home was broken into on Tuesday.

Stolen: Gardening equipment and tools.

Information supplied by the Brakpan SAPS. All details are correct at the time of publishing.

Also read: Police hunt gunmen who tried to hijack mom and kids

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