Crime report

2015-05-05 06:00

One man was shot and killed in a suspected hijacking and another was left injured on Sunday 29 March.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says the station received a call to the scene just after 06:40.

“We received a complaint of two men who were shot on the corners of De Wet and Carrol roads in Ottery. When members arrived at the scene they found a white Golf parked on the side of the road,” she says.

A 25-year-old man from Seawinds was declared dead on the scene and the other victim, aged 32 from Retreat, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to hospital. No arrests have yet been made.

A case of attempted murder and murder was opened for investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact Warrant Officer Calvin Mokwa on 021 700 3940.

Grassy Park Police Station was cordoned off on Monday 23 March just after 20:00 due to a bomb scare at the station.

Provincial police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk confirmed the incident.

“We can confirm that a bomb scare was received by the Grassy Park Police Station. The matter is currently under investigation,” he says.

Grassy Park Community Police Forum spokesperson Philip Bam says the forum received enquiries relating to the incident.

“I checked with the police after receiving the enquiries. They confirmed the area was cordoned off for safety reasons while the area was searched. No bomb went off,” Bam says.

In another incident on Sunday 29 March at 17:30 Grassy Park SAPS were called out to a scene of business robbery at BN Superstore in Klip Road. Kleinsmith says they received the call from the shop owner.

“Upon arrival at the scene, members were informed that the complainant, who is also the owner of the store, was busy serving a client when two men entered the shop. One had a firearm and pointed at the complainant with it,” she says.

The suspect then searched the complainant and took cash from the complainant, she adds. The suspect then fled the scene and no shots were fired.

The suspects are still unknown at this stage. A case of business robbery was opened for investigation.

On Friday 28 March at 03:45, members of the Wynberg cluster operation team were busy with crime prevention duties when they spotted two men on the corner of Klip and Stanley roads in Ottery.

“Members then approached the males who started running, members then chased the two suspects and caught up with them. Upon searching the men the one suspect was in possession of a 9 mm pistol and a magazine with 12 rounds and a live round in the chamber,” Kleinsmith says.

The 29-year-old suspect from Ottery was charged with possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

“The other suspect was in possession of a black pistol VZOR 70cal. 7.65 and a black magazine with eight 7.65 rounds and one in the chamber. The pistol’s serial number was filed off,” Kleinsmith says.

“The suspect’s bag was also searched and members found 37 9 mm rounds, 20 7.65 rounds and five 38 special rounds.”

The suspect was charged with possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition and a prohibited firearm.

Both appeared in court yesterday

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