According to police spokesperson Constable Herman Moremi, suspects tied up a man and his 20-year-old son in Winterveldt North, near Pretoria, Rekord North reported.
Moremi said the men, aged between 22 and 30, allegedly broke into the house at about 3am on Thursday and held the man and his son at gunpoint before tying them up.
The robbers assaulted the two men and took R510, as well as 10kg of sugar, 10kg of baking flour and 5 litres of cooking oil.
“They also stole a cellphone before fleeing the scene,” Moremi said.
The three robbers were arrested later that day after police received a tip-off.
“Police went to a house in Winterveldt, where the suspects were hiding. They recovered a toy gun, which was used during the robbery,” Moremi said.
The stolen goods were also recovered. However, the cash was not found.
A case of house robbery is under investigation. Moremi said the men were being held at the Kgosi Mampuru II prison and would reappear in court on March 9.
In December last year, two teenagers were arrested after reportedly robbing a shop in Zola, Soweto.
Police said the two allegedly pointed a toy pistol at the shop owner and took an undisclosed amount of money, prepaid airtime vouchers and cigarettes.
– Caxton News Service