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Serial robbery and murder suspect ditches bail application

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The Atteridgeville Magistrate’s Court postponed the case of 39-year-old Robert Gontse Moeti on Monday after he had abandoned his bail.

Moeti had been arrested for on suspicion of committing several robberies around Pretoria.

His matter was postponed to January 26 for further investigations.

According to National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana, police are pursuing the 39-year-old for other similar cases of house robbery.

“The suspect committed several robberies between July and November in and around Pretoria, Centurion, Gezina and Atteridgeville.

“Moeti allegedly robbed people at their homes at gunpoint, and allegedly took items such as laptops, cellphones and jewellery,” Mahanjana added.

During Moeti’s court appearance, he told the court that he would not bring a bail application.

On November 12, Moeti allegedly went to Saulsville Hostel in Atteridgeville, shot at three people and then drove away.

Mahanjana said two people were injured, while one died on arrival at Kalafong Hospital.

“After investigation, Moeti was arrested by the Organized Crime Unit of the SAPS on November 15 in Kameeldrift. After his arrest, the police took him to his place of residence, where they found two unlicensed firearms and ammunition.”.

Moeti is facing two counts of murder, three of attempted murder, five of robbery with aggravating circumstances, and two of possession of an unlicensed firearm, as well as of ammunition.

House robberies have been a headache for the security cluster in Tshwane, particularly Centurion.

Early this year, five men were arrested by the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion on housebreaking and theft charges.

In Mnandi, an elderly man was killed while his wife was seriously injured during a house robbery on the night of February 27.

The attackers are unknown.

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