One crime leads to another

2017-03-21 06:03

Police in Rondebosch have discovered that investigating one crime can lead to arresting a dopey onlooker.

On Thursday 9 March at 23:10 the sector police vehicle responded to a complaint of theft out of a car in Hope Street, Rosebank.

Rondebosch police spokesperson Warrant Officer Lyndon Sisam explains that while Constable Shaun Abrahams was busy looking for the owner of the car he got a strong smell of dagga.

“He then observed a man busy smoking and he walked over to the person and discovered that it was dagga he was smoking,” he says.

“The man was searched and arrested to face charges of possession or usage of a dangerous/ undesirable dependence-producing substance.”

Sisam adds that police are looking for some help to solve two robberies in the area.

“One of the incidents took place on Thursday 9 March at about 15:00, when a 23-year-old woman was robbed of her groceries while walking home on the Liesbeek trail in Rondebosch.

“After shopping she was accosted from behind by three suspects. One of the suspects had a firearm and threatened to shoot her if she did not hand over all her ­possessions.

“They took her shopping bags and an undisclosed amount of cash and ran away.

“The victim was not injured in the ordeal.”

In another incident on Saturday 4 March at 01:30 a 23-year-old man was walking in Belmont Road towards Park Road in Rondebosch when he was accosted by a knife-wielding suspect.

“The victim was walking in Belmont Road when he observed a white Citi Golf parked on the side of the road with occupants inside,” explains Sisam.

“As he passed the car the door opened and a man jumped out and confronted him with a knife.

“Speaking in Afrikaans the suspect demanded his cellphone and jumped back into the Citi Golf which sped off.”

V Anyone with more information about these robberies can call Warrant Officer Joey van Heerden on 082 469 2492.


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