The saying there is no honour among thieves came true in Parkwood on Tuesday as cops clamped down on a gang of robbers who piemped each other resulting in more arrests.
Grassy Park Station Commander Colonel Dawood Laing says a tracing operation for the skelms, who carried out a house robbery in Grassy Park on Saturday, paid off when they found the skelms had sold some of the goods to a local mert.
Laing says on Saturday shortly after 3am a man was held hostage in his home when he was woken up by two men who broke down his door.
Laing explains: “He fought with them and two other males came and hit him with an unknown object on the head and covered him with a blanket as they ransacked his home.
“When he noticed it had become quiet he looked around to find that his 32 inch Samsung TV, Toshiba laptop, three cellphones, stationery and cash was taken by suspects and the goods were valued at R25 000.”
Laing says officers searched the home of an alleged drug mert and in addition to finding mandrax, tik and heroin, they also found the 41-year-old man in possession of the stolen TV and cellphones.
Cops then followed up information and found two of the skelms in possession of some of the stolen goods and drugs.
Laing says the skelms then started piemping their accomplices and cops arrested three more skelms and then also recovered the laptop.
“The six suspects, age between 24 and 41, will appear on related charges, once they have been charged in the Wynberg Magistrates’ court. I thank the officers for their commitment and hard work,” he adds.