A SIPARIA man was arrested and charged on Sunday for robbery with aggravation, possession of a firearm, ammunition and camouflage clothing. Ian Linton was expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate to answer to the charges.
Police reported that Linton of Sudama Alley, Siparia, was arrested and charged by officers of the Siparia Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
According to the victim, at 3.45 am on Sunday, he was at his Wellington Street, Quinam Road, Siparia home when he saw a man whom he has known for the past ten years standing next to his silver Toyota Fielder which was parked off the roadway.
The victim told police that he called out to the man and asked that he move away. The man refused and when approached by the victim, took out a firearm and pointed it at him and took the victim’s vehicle.
A report was made to the police who launched an investigation which led officers to obtain a warrant for the suspect.
When officers arrived at the home of the suspect, officers executed the warrant and found one black and silver firearm, eight rounds of 9mm ammunition, one camouflage coloured jersey and one camouflage coloured long pants.
He was subsequently arrested and charged.