Brazen home invaders busted in Brackenfell

Police recovered an unlicensed gun after arresting two suspected robbers.

Two men accused of invading a Brackenfell home are due to appear in court again this week to face various charges, including robbery.

According to Brackenfell police spokeswoman Captain Erica Crous, two intruders entered the home of a 42-year-old woman on Thursday, January 30.

The domestic worker was also in the house at the time.

“The men were armed with a firearm and a knife. They then threatened the women and demanded money. They tied up the two women and started searching the house,” she said.

The men loaded the homeowner’s silver Honda Jazz with her flat-screen TV, jewellery, liquor, cellphone and cash and drove off in the car.

Brackenfell police officers spotted the car and alerted the Flying Squad and dog unit.

Police pulled the car over in Hindle Road, Delft and arrested two suspects, aged 24 and 25.

Brackenfell detectives later recovered the stolen goods and an unlicensedgun.

The suspects were detained on charges of house robbery, possession of stolen goods and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

They appeared in Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on Monday, February 3 but police opposed bail and they remain in custody at the Brackenfell police station until they appear in court this week.

Brackenfell police station commander Colonel Jakobus Marthinus said: “Crimes of this nature are totally unacceptable in any community, and we will remain committed in our efforts to hold perpetrators of such crimes responsible and accountable in court.

“Thorough investigation and a detailed docket are important to strengthen the hand of the court to ensure a successful prosecution.”