Cops get their men in jail

2016-03-01 06:00
Detective Warrant Officer Dedrick April.

Detective Warrant Officer Dedrick April.

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Mitchell’s Plain police secured the successful prosecution of 21-year-old Angus Taka for attempted murder.

The investigating officer, detective Dedrick April, was responsible for this. Taka was sentenced to five years imprisonment for attempted murder and possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition for an incident which occurred in May 2014.

The attempted murder occurred in Tafelberg Road, Tafelsig, while police members were busy doing patrols. The officers were informed that there were men robbing people at gun point.

While speaking to them, the suspects appeared and one of them pointed a firearm at the officers and shot at them.

The suspect was arrested and the firearm with two magazines and 13 rounds was confiscated.

. Police also secured the successful prosecution of 48-year-old Anthony van Roodt for possession of an unlicenced firearm and ammunition.

The investigating officer, detective Constable Ashley Donough, secured the successful conviction. Van Roodt was sentenced to five years imprisonment after his arrest in March 2014.

The incident occurred in Rugby Street, Beacon Valley, where police were busy doing stop-and-searches.

A firearm was discovered on Van Roodt and he was arrested.

Police confiscated his firearm with 16 rounds of ammunition and one cartridge.

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