DURBAN – On 04 March 2021, at about 13:56, a 33-year-complainant was at his residence, in Yellowwood Park, when he was approached by an unknown male who robbed him at gunpoint of his laptop.
A few days later, on 07 March 2021, he spotted the suspect and called the police and community patrollers. The suspect, Siphamandla Mthimkhulu, aged 33, was arrested.
The case was allocated to Sergeant B.G. Dlamini of Montclair Trio Crimes for investigation.
On 11 August 2022 the accused was found guilty in Durban Regional Court and sentenced to 16 years direct imprisonment for armed robbery. The accused was also declared unfit to possess a firearm.
Acting Ethekwini District Commissioner, Brigadier V.J Cele welcomed the sentencing and further praised the excellent investigation skills of Sgt Dlamini, which ensured the accused will be placed behind bars for a long time and will not be committing anymore crime in our communities.