Police hunt for bombing suspects

2015-05-05 06:00

Residents are being called to assist in locating suspects who were involved in a bombing in Crawford.

On Thursday 23 April at 22:40 a bomb exploded in Sunnyside Road, says Lansdowne police spokesperson Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka.

“Police officers arrived at the scene and discovered that a vehicle which was parked on the pavement in front of the premises was damaged.

“The home’s vibracrete wall was also affected,” Mnyaka explains.

Mnyaka says the police then approached the owner of the home.

“The owner of the house was not willing to speak to the police officers, claiming that she did not call the police. She did confirm that the vehicle belonged to her,” he says.

The provincial police explosives unit was called to the scene and discovered that a pipe bomb was used in the incident.

A case of malicious damage to property has been opened for further investigation, Mnyaka says.

No arrests have been made and police are not aware of how many suspects were involved, he adds.

Anyone with information on the incident or who witnessed the incident is urged to call the Lansdowne Police Station on 021 700 9000 or 082 576 2804.

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