Men open fire in cop shop, flee

2017-06-29 06:01

A Khayelitsha policeman has been injured after gunmen burst into the Lingelethu Police Station, opened fire and fled.

According to the police, three culprits appeared to be conducting a robbery.

“A police sergeant was wounded in the face and admitted to hospital in a stable condition.

The suspects fled the scene and are yet to be arrested. Any person with information is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop at 08600 10111,” said police spokesperson Captain Andre Trout.

The Khayelitsha Development Forum expressed its support for the station with its chairperson, Ndithini Tyhido, calling for the City to install CCTV cameras around the area.

“The KDF encourages its sectoral forum the Khayelitsha Safety and Security Forum (KSSF) to focus more on keeping Khayelitsha safe rather than exhausting its meagre resources on activities that divides the community.

The (KSSF) should demand from Mayco member responsible for sector two under the ODTP councillor Anda Ntsodo that the installation and servicing of the CCTV cameras be prioritized by the City of Cape Town.

The KDF further demand that the City of Cape Town immediately installs CCTV cameras in alleged three police precincts in Khayelitsha as this could have helped the police to identify suspects who engage in these types of violent crimes,” said Tyhido.

.In April this year five armed robbers overpowered guards and five soldiers at a military base near Khayelitsha and stole a cache of weapons.

A 40 year old former SANDF member was arrested in relation to the robbery and that case is still pending.

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