Held up with fake gun

2015-05-05 06:00

An Ocean View teen was released on bail after he was caught trying to destroy a packet containing drugs.

According to a report from the Muizenberg Police Cluster office, two Ocean View detectives were on the hunt for a theft suspect on Tuesday 17 March at 06:00 in Ivy Court when they saw the 18-year-old man.

Police spokesperson Captain Stephen Knapp says when the officers were spotted, the teen attempted to destroy a packet presumably containing drugs.

“Warrant Officers Paul Alexander and Charl Muller reacted fast enough to apprehend the suspect and confiscate the packet, which contained nine-and-a-half mandrax tablets and 16 packets of tik,” he says.

The teen appeared in Simon’s Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 18 March and was granted bail.

In a separate case, three men have been arrested for robbing a Simon’s Town woman with a fake gun.

According to a report from Muizenberg police, the 56-year-old woman was waiting for a train at Steenberg station on Wednesday 18 March at about 20:30 when she was approached by three men.

Knapp says they threatened her with a firearm and took her backpack, ID and cash and ran towards Coniston Park.

Muizenberg officers Warrant Officer Granville Arendse and Constable Jason Pieterse were in the vicinity and noted the three suspects behaving suspiciously.

“On approaching the three suspects, a scuffle ensued and two of the suspects managed to evade arrest. The third man was arrested and found to be in possession of some of the victim’s items, which included her ID,” Knapp says.

He further explains the third man was found in possession of a plastic firearm, which was allegedly used during the robbery. He was arrested and detained at Muizenberg Police Station.

Station commander Colonel Ishmail Daniels is pleased with the arrest and the vigilance and speedy action of his officers.

He further appealed to all members of the public to be alert and report suspicious persons to their local police station.

In the last incident, Ocean View police are calling for assistance in solving a murder case in Masiphumelele.

According to a report, on Sunday 23 November about 02:35 police received a report about an unknown person lying in Kanana Street.

On the scene, the police discovered the body of a 26-year-old Zimbabwean man who had a stab wound in his neck.

Police have established the man’s name is Trymore Sithole who lived in Sobukwe Road.


If you have information about the murder call Warrant Officer Paul Alexander on 079 894 0137 or 021 783 8321. All information will be treated confidentially

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