Robbery accused sentenced to ten years imprisonment

A 22-year-old man was sentenced to an effective ten years direct imprisonment in the Storms River Regional for robbery with aggravating circumstances.

On Sunday, 27 June 2021, at about 17:00, Lupholwethu Mantwana (22) approached his victim on the street in Woodlands (Storms River) and threatened to stab his victim with a knife.

During a scuffle, the accused stabbed his victim and robbed him of his cellphone.

In a separate incident, on Monday, 16 August 2021, the same court sentenced Abongile Toyi (21), to four years imprisonment for housebreaking and theft. Toyi was positively linked to a burglary incident that occurred in Sandrift Community Clinic (Storms River) in May 2021.

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Almost all the stolen items were recovered with the assistance of the community.

The Acting District Commissioner, Brigadier John Lebok welcomed both two sentences.

“The robbery of cellphones  is a serious concern and the sentence such as this will be a deterrent to criminals that they will be sent to prison for their devious actions,’ added Lebok.

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