Suspected smash-and-grabber shot, wounded in Langa

2015-09-19 08:34


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town – A suspected smash-and-grabber was shot and wounded in Langa, according to Cape Town Metro Police deputy chief Yolande Faro.

She said the 19-year-old was caught in the act on CCTV cameras, on the corner of Jakes Gerwel Drive and Jakkalsvlei Avenue, on Friday afternoon.

Officers tracked him down to the Joe Slovo informal settlement.

Faro said the man tried to attack one of the officers with a knife.

“The Metro Police officer’s partner had no choice but to discharge a round and wounded the suspect on the left hip."

No officers were wounded.

The motorist’s handbag, money and other possessions were recovered.

Faro said the man would be detained at Langa police station after receiving medical treatment.

Read more on:    cape town  |  crime

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.


Does your dog have separation anxiety?

We've got tips, advice and how to help your dog



Fascinating facts about dogs
Perfectly captured cat snapchats!
Out with the old dog, in with the new
Play with your pet when you're not at home
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.