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20 Feb 2016
3:54 pm

Housekeeper arrested for theft, gun possession


The suspect allegedly stole firearms and jewellery belonging to her employer.

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A housekeeper and her boyfriend were arrested on Friday in Sydenham, Durban, for theft, possession of unlawful firearms and suspected stolen property, according to KwaZulu-Natal police.

Brigadier Jay Naicker on Saturday said the woman, employed as a housekeeper at a house on Howell Road, allegedly stole firearms and jewellery belonging to her employer.

When the employer discovered her property was missing she reported the matter to the police. A case of theft was opened at the Sydenham police station for investigation, he said.

“The investigating officer’s probe led him to the Inanda area where the suspect had fled too. She was arrested and led police to her boyfriend’s residence where the stolen items were stashed.”

Police recovered the stolen jewellery, a 9mm pistol and a revolver, as well as 49 rounds of ammunition. The boyfriend was immediately arrested by police. Both suspects would be charged with unlawful possession of firearms, possession of stolen property, and theft. They were expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday, Naicker said.
– African News Agency (ANA)