Four arrested for stolen bakkie

2016-10-25 06:00

Four men were arrested in a stolen bakkie in Grassy Park.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says the arrests were made on Friday at about 07:30 while sector manager Sergeant Alridge Isaacs and other police officers were busy with patrols in Lotus River.

“As they approached the corner of Klip and Lake roads, they saw a gold colour bakkie driving [through] a red robot. Officers pursued the vehicle and pulled it over. There were three men in the vehicle and one on the back,” she explains.

She says the occupants “appeared nervous” and the officers saw that there was no key in the ignition. A quick investigation showed that the bakkie had been stolen in Wynberg, Kleinsmith says.

The four men, aged between 31 and 42, were arrested on charges of possession of a stolen car. Kleinsmith confirms they are affiliated to a gang in Lotus River.

In an unrelated incident, a double murder occurred on Thursday afternoon. Officers were called to the scene at Keurboom Court, Grysbok Avenue in Lotus River. Officers found the bodies of two men, aged 24 and 28.

“Both deceased are affiliated to [a gang] in Lotus River. A total of 19 cartridges were found on the scene. According to bystanders an unknown man got out of a vehicle and opened fire on the victims,” Kleinsmith says.

In another incident, three men were arrested after a search of their car, a white Chevrolet Optra, in the New Horizons area revealed a Norinco pistol, a magazine and 13 rounds of ammunition.

“The suspects, aged between 28 and 41, were arrested on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition,” she says.

Police also concentrated on drunk-driving motorists recently.

“[From] Friday 14 until Sunday 16 October, 17 people between the ages of 25 and 64 were arrested on charges related to driving under the influence of alcohol after several roadblocks took place in the Grassy Park precinct,” Kleinsmith says.

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