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JOHANNESBURG - The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has sentenced Sipho Sibisi, 42, to 25 years behind bars for house robbery.

His accomplice Xolane Mlangeni, 30, received a 17-year prison sentence.

In a statement on Tuesday, police spokesperson Captain Xoli Mbele said the accused were also declared unfit to possess firearms. 

"On the 28th of September 2017 at 12:00, three suspects broke the door to gain entrance into a house at Kibler Park. Inside the house there was a 24-year old female asleep. They put her under the carpet and ransacked the house; took television, cellphone and music system before they fled the scene."

The accused fled the scene in a blue toyota corolla and a vigilant community member managed to note down the registration and hand it over to police. 

Mbele said the accused were arrested and a music system was recovered in Soweto in October 2017.

African News Agency (ANA)