A house break-in suspect was arrested and another killed after being cornered and beaten by the community in an incident in Shastri Park, last Monday.
Communications officer of Phoenix SAPS, Cpt Louise Naidoo, said, “It is alleged by the complainant that he was at his place of residence in Autumn Park, when he was approached by three men while watching television in the lounge with his grandson.”
One of the men came into the house, carrying a knife and instructed the complainant to keep quiet.
He demanded for cellphones and jewellery.
Two other men entered the house and the complainant alleges that he heard his wife scream.
“He then ran outside and screamed for help and the suspects, fearing, also ran away taking with them a cellphone which his grandson was using to play games,” she added.
The complainant together with other community members gave chase and managed to accost the suspects.
One of the suspects was beaten by the community and died as a result of his injuries. The other 20-year-old suspect was handed over to the police and later charged for house robbery.
The cellphone that was stolen was recovered and later handed over to the complainant.
The complainant was not injured in the incident.
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