Gangsters outrun police

2013-05-31 00:00

DURBAN police officers were involved in a high-speed chase after alleged members of the notorious Casper gang, who are said to be responsible for a spate of house-breakings in the city.

The four men in a silver Mercedes-Benz led police in a high-speed chase that stretched over three roads. The Mercedes collided with seven other vehicles and still managed to evade capture.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said that at about 8.50 pm on Wednesday, a house robbery in progress was reported to Brighton Beach police station. Police reacted swiftly and saw a suspicious-looking Mercedes-Benz in the vicinity at Kingsley Road.

“A chase ensued and the [Mercedes] collided with three vehicles near Isipingo. The [Mercedes] with four occupants continued driving away and at M7 Edwin Swales [Drive] it collided with four other vehicles.”

The car managed to get away from the police.

Naicker said no one was arrested and a case of house robbery was opened at Brighton Beach for further investigation.

A police officer who was part of the chase believes the people in the car were members of the notorious Casper gang. He said he came across the Mercedes-Benz after they had been radioed to look out for it.

“There must be at least 40 to 50 cases opened against these guys in various police stations; they have hit [robbed] at least two to three homes every night for the past month,” the officer said.

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