CRIME WRAP

2018-04-24 06:01
Police arrested two men in Grassy Park last week for a shooting incident which took place in the Egoli informal settlement in January.

Police arrested two men in Grassy Park last week for a shooting incident which took place in the Egoli informal settlement in January.

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V Egoli: Philippi police arrested two men in their respective Grassy Park homes on Tuesday for attempted murder as well as the possession of firearms and ammunition. Philippi police spokesperson, Captain Lance Goliath, says the arrests and seizures came as the result of a shooting incident that happened on Saturday 6 January at the Egoli informal settlement. In the incident, a 30-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man were injured, while a dog was also killed in the process. The suspects appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on a charge of attempted murder on Thursday.

V Fairways: Grassy Park police arrested a 49-year-old Parkwood man for the possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition on Friday. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith, says police were called out by Scorpion Security of Fairways who found the man with a 9mm firearm with its serial number filed off, as well as a magazine and two rounds of ammunition. Anyone with information on crime can call the police on 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop on 0860 010 111. All information is treated as confidential

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