Young man arrested for stabbing

2015-08-18 06:00

Steenberg police made a number of arrests related to various crimes in the previous week.

Police arrested one suspect for an assault and robbery.

A 17-year-old boy had been assaulted on Saturday evening 7 July when he was approached by two suspects as he was walking in Constitution Court in Lavender Hill.

Constable Zodwa Kedama, spokesperson of Steenberg police station, says the victim was stabbed twice and his cellphone was stolen.

A 20-year-old suspect were arrested on Tuesday last week. He appeared in court the same day.

. On the same morning a car was broken into on Meyer Road in Retreat and a spare wheel valued at R700 was stolen.

The victim says he was coming out of a shop when he saw the suspect taking a spare wheel from his car.

He called the police and the 27-year-old thief from Retreat was arrested. He appeared in Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

. On the same afternoon two suspects were arrested for being in possession of presumed stolen property.

Kedama says the police were doing patrols in Retreat Road when they spotted a suspicious-looking car with two occupants.

“They tried to stop it but the vehicle sped off and police gave chase and got the vehicle at Victoria Road in Retreat where they arrested a 29- and a 35-year-old man,” she says.

They appeared in Wynberg Magistrates’ Court the next day.

. Police also arrested a woman for business robbery in Retreat on Wednesday last week.

The robbery occurred at a shop in the afternoon.

Kedama says the victim was in the shop when three men and a woman entered the shop. One of the suspects was on a bicycle.

“Two of them went around the counter and demanded money from the victim. They took R60 from a box, a Playstation remote and a DVD player,” she says.

Kedama says the victim and three men fled the scene.

“When police arrived at the scene they found the 25-year-old woman (suspect) still inside the shop,” she says.

. Police also arrested a 27-year-old man on Thursday last week for shoplifting at Poppy’s store in Retreat.

Kedama explains that the arrest came after the complainant was informed by his colleague that a man stole clothes in the shop.

“The complainant chased the suspect and found him in possession of clothes valued at R330,” she says.

He appeared in court on Friday

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