Dagga found in parked car

2017-05-30 06:00

Rondebosch police are investigating three different crimes after night patrollers arrested eight men a week ago.

The men have made their first appearances in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court and are expected to appear again this week for bail applications.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Lyndon Sisam says two men were arrested for being in possession of drugs in a parking area on the corner of Sandown and Campground roads.

He says the sector vehicle was busywith crime prevention patrols on Tuesday at about 23:30 when they spotted a suspicious white Mazda parked in the parking area in Sandown Road. The police approached the car and the men were questioned and searched. Drugs, including dagga, were found.

The men were arrested and charged with possession of drugs.

In another incident, police patrolling in Rouwkoop Road saw a parked car with its doors standing open and no occupants.

Sisam says the officers noticed that the ignition of the car had been tampered with. A member of the community approached them and informed them that some men had been busy stealing the car but ran up the road when they noticed the blue light of the police vehicle.

The witness gave the police a description of the would-be thieves and pointed in the direction they fled.

“The police officers managed to track the four guys on Main Road matching the description given by the eyewitness. The men were searched and they were found to be in possession of knives.

“All four were arrested and detained at Rondebosch Police Station and charged with attempted theft of a car and possession of a dangerous weapon,” says Sisam.

In the last incident a man was walking down Main Road near the Baxter when he was accosted by two men who threatened him with a knife and robbed him of his bag containing a cellphone, flash drive and a black file.

The man then reported it to the Ronde­bosch police and the officers took him with to point out the robbers.

According to Sisam the suspects were found hiding behind a bridge near the railway lines near Varsity College.

The men were searched and the items recovered. They were arrested and charged with robbery and possession of a weapon.

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