Alleged gang members held in Joburg

2014-09-28 13:48

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Johannesburg - Four alleged gang members have been arrested in Doornfontein, central Johannesburg, for various crimes including rape, business robbery, hijacking and vehicle theft, the metro police said on Sunday.

The four were arrested on Friday night when metro police stopped a suspicious looking white Nissan Tiida, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

The driver of the vehicle managed to escape and the other four occupants of the car were arrested. They were found in possession of two unlicensed firearms.

Minnaar said the Tiida they were travelling was reported stolen in Moffat View in August. The four are allegedly part of the "Tsunami Gang".

"The gang has been committing crimes in Alexandra, Bedfordview, Lenasia, Norwood, Jeppe, Katlehong, Kensington and Bramley," Minnaar said.

They would appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court soon on various charges, he said.

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