Four nabbed in high-speed chase

2016-10-04 06:00

Several arrests brought criminals to book the past week in Grassy Park.

This includes the arrest of four youngsters after a high-speed chase on Wednesday afternoon between police and suspects in a blue Toyota, says Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith, Grassy Park police spokesperson.

“The vehicle, a blue Toyota Aygo, was eventually pulled over and officers then checked the vehicle identification number (VIN) and it was found that the car was stolen on a Goodwood case of November 2015,” Kleinsmith says.

The four suspects, between the ages of 18 and 19, were arrested on charges of possession of a stolen car. They have appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court.

On Friday at about 07:20 the police sector manager of Parkwood was busy with patrols in Parkwood when a resident informed him that he had been robbed by three men at about 03:45.

“Officers then drove with the victim and he pointed out the one suspect, who had the Nike top on that was robbed. When searching the suspect, members found the property of the victim,” Kleinsmith says.

A 17-year-old was arrested on charges of possession of stolen property, but will be charged on a case of armed robbery, as the robbers threatened the victim with a firearm, she adds.

The recovered stolen items were handed in at the police station.

On Thursday at about 13:50 police officers were on their way to report for duty at Grassy Park police station when they heard gunshots in Lavender Hill.

“The officers then drove in the direction of where they could hear the shots. This is when a white Toyota Corolla came towards them at a high speed. Officers pursued the vehicle in the direction of Seawinds and managed to catch the driver of this vehicle after the passengers jumped out and ran off.

“After checking the vehicle, it was found that the vehicle was stolen on a Strandfontein case,” Kleinsmith says.

A 22-year-old suspect was arrested on a charge of possession of a stolen car. Possible links to the shooting, where an attempted murder and murder happened, are under investigation by Steenberg police, Kleinsmith says.

In another criminal incident, on Thursday morning the assistant sector manager of the Lotus River police executed a search warrant at Stork Court, New Horizon.

“This happened after a trap was sent in to buy drugs. During the search the trap money as well as eight stoppe of dagga were confiscated,” Kleinsmith says.

A 21-year-old suspect was arrested on charges of dealing in drugs.

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