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Western Cape police arrest 5 armed theft suspects in Brackenfell throughout crime prevention patrol

2021-01-16 20:14:36


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  • Western Cape police arrested 5 suspects in Brackenfell.
  • Whereas the suspects have been being processed, police acquired one other criticism linked to them.
  • The suspects are anticipated to look in varied courts on Monday.

Western Cape police arrested 5 suspects throughout crime prevention patrols in Brackenfell as a part of an built-in cluster operation within the space on Saturday.

“Whereas patrolling in Frans Conradie Drive, Brackenfell, they have been stopped by safety officers of Bolt Safety who knowledgeable them of a suspicious car, a gold colored Toyota Etios, not far behind them,” police spokesperson Colonel Andrè Traut mentioned in a press release on Saturday.

“The SAPS members turned their car round and located the Toyota on the nook of Frans Conradie Drive and Okovango Street,” Traut added.

Shortly after, police have been capable of affirm that the car was hijacked on 15 January 2021, in Kraaifontein.

A search of the 5 occupants within the car led to the invention of a spherical of ammunition on one of many suspects.  Police additionally discovered a fuel gun that resembled a 9mm pistol within the car and several other cellphones.

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The 5 suspects, aged between 22 and 30-years-old, have been subsequently arrested and detained at Brackenfell SAPS.

One other criticism of armed theft in Sonkring, Brackenfell was reported whereas the 5 suspects have been being processed on the police station.

“The complainant, a 42-year-old lady from Brackenfell, reported on the police station that at about 09:12 she was jogging in Blackberry Road, Sonkring, Brackenfell, when she was robbed of her mobile phone at gunpoint. She positively recognized her telephone as a type of discovered within the Toyota,” Traut mentioned

The 5 suspects have been subsequently detained on a Kraaifontein docket for hijacking of a motorcar, a Brackenfell docket for the possession of a suspected hijacked car, the possession of ammunition, the possession of an imitation firearm and the possession of suspected stolen property and for armed theft. 

The suspects are anticipated to look within the Blue Downs Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on Monday.

In the meantime, in an unrelated incident, police arrested two suspects – aged 26 and 28 – for burglary of a enterprise premises in Tarentaal Road and theft from a motorcar in Viben Road, additionally within the Western Cape.

“The investigation led to the search of the suspect’s dwelling and the stolen items in each crimes have been recovered,” Traut mentioned.

The suspects are anticipated to look within the Kuils River Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on Monday.

“In the meantime in Harare space this afternoon at 13:00, members from the Provincial Built-in Workforce apprehended a 27-year old-suspect who was caught in possession of a hijacked VW Polo and two unlicensed firearms, a 9mm pistol and a .38 Particular revolver.

“The suspect can be going through an tried homicide cost,” Traut added.

The suspect is predicted to make a court docket look on Monday in Khayelitsha.


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