Two nabbed for robbery

2015-10-06 06:00

Wynberg police arrested two suspects on the recent public holiday after they attempted to rob three women.

The victims were walking on Main Road at about 07:15 on Thursday 24 September when they were approached by the suspects.

Warrant officer Silvino Davids, spokesperson of Wynberg police station, says the women alerted police officers, who were on patrol at the time. The women pointed out the suspects.

“The officers immediately chased the suspects, at which point one of the suspects removed a pistol from his pocket, but did not point it at the police officers,” he says.

Davids says the suspect with the firearm dropped the weapon during the chase but police caught up with both of them and arrested the suspects.

. Meanwhile, two police officers arrested a man for being in possession of a stolen CD player.

The officers were patrolling in Station Road on Tuesday 22 September at about 14:30 when they spotted the suspect with a plastic bag. “They searched the bag and found the CD player. The suspect’s parents were called and questioned but were unable to say where their child got the item from,” Davids says. The suspect was arrested and charged with being in possession of a stolen item.

. During a separate arrest later on the same day police received information about a man trying to sell a car.

“The suspect was trying to sell a white Kia Picanto for R5000 in Station Road. When police arrived at the scene the suspect was in the driver’s seat. When questioned about who the owner was he said it belonged to his girlfriend,” Davids says.

However, when police checked the car registration it was found to have been reported stolen in Sea Point.

“The suspect was arrested and detained at the Wynberg police station and charged for being in possession of a stolen car,” Davids says.

. Police also report that several cases of theft out of cars have been opened recently.

“Various items were removed from the cars, include a wallet, bank cards, a jacket, driver’s licence and car radio,” he says. The thefts occurred between 19 and 20 September. “One incident occurred in Kenilworth between 18:30 and 22:00 while the other incident in Wynberg occurred at about 06:40,” Davids says

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