Cape Town robbery gang bust

2012-01-19 13:32

Cape Town - Six men wanted for a string of robberies have been arrested in Nyanga in Cape Town, police said on Thursday.

Police followed leads and found five men in a house on Wednesday, Warrant Officer November Filander said. He said the sixth man was caught on Tuesday.

The men, known as the Avanza Gang, had been on the run since August.

"They committed numerous armed robberies and house robberies in the Khayelitsha and Nyanga areas," Filander said.

"Police found several stolen valuables in the house, including a television set, seven cellphones, a 9mm pistol and a Toyota Avanza that was parked in the yard."

Filander said the vehicle was apparently used as a get-away car during robberies. He called on victims to come forward to identify the robbers.

The men, aged between 20 and 30, were expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrate's Court on Friday.

  • procold2 - 2012-01-19 13:48

    good news, courts must do their job now.

      jfarway1 - 2012-01-19 13:56

      Tomorrows headline: "Avanza Gang Escape"

  • tbooze - 2012-01-19 13:51

    Nd then there wouldn't b enough evidence for some of their crime , so i predict they will stay for at least 6 months , damn our court are mickey mouse

  • Ann - 2012-01-19 13:52

    Excellent work SAPS! Hope you are as successful with all the rest as well ...

      Ann - 2012-01-19 15:01

      Who is the clever person who gives thumbs down in instances such as these? I wonder if the person or people responsible for giving thumbs down are also involved with criminal activities? :)

  • Nitro - 2012-01-19 13:52

    Awe ma se kinders

  • Derk - 2012-01-19 14:11

    R500 bail and on the streets again tomorrow

  • Martin - 2012-01-19 14:41

    @nitro Hos yaaaaa!!

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  • Ken - 2012-01-19 19:32

    I have just had two of my comments erased! No bad language or offensive comments, just a comment that I submitted twice. Whoever is doing this at news 24 please have the decency to explain.

      Skeptical - 2012-01-19 21:57

      If you dont know how to place a comment once only then you will not know what to comment on. Therefor I felt it in the best interests of the public to remove your comments. I noticed that you managed to do it right the third time so I decided to give you another chance.

  • Ken - 2012-01-19 23:15

    @ Skeptical. You really don't get it do you ? The reason I commented twice was because of my comment being deleted...

  • Ken - 2012-01-19 23:20

    @ Skeptical...Trolling !

  • aslamtim - 2012-06-15 01:31

    This happens through out the world . Th network of corruption is a global one. These guys arrest will do little to improve on the bigger picture. This blame should partially also go to Jackie - former head of interpol . This industry most probably will never be fully eradicated unless a mass global crackdown is simultaneously/sincerly undertaken withe backing of all world leaders (sincerely). Even so , i feel it is so deep rooted that even the above approach maY at the most merely reduce such activities for a short period of time as double agents and insiders will surely pass information to criminal syndicates of the current and future plans to fully irradiation this problem (if tackled as per above) .Its sad , but reality.

      aslamtim - 2012-06-15 01:38

      Oh ! and bear in mind , world leaders change as well so those that are corrupt come with their own networks which makes it even more difficult pinning down the matter permanently. so it seems this will never end. The only best possible cause of Acton now is try and be as safe and protected as possible just so that you do not become a statistic . & &.Again...SAD....but reality!

  • denzel.mogabe.9 - 2012-06-15 05:44

    Amazing work, well done SAPS

  • denzel.mogabe.9 - 2012-06-15 05:45

    Well done SAPS

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