Cops hurt in crashes during car chase

2012-06-26 22:34

Johannesburg - Two robbers were arrested in Mowbray in Cape Town on Tuesday after a car chase that resulted in the injury of four police officers, police said.

The chase ensued shortly after the men, aged 25 and 30, robbed a salon of an undisclosed amount of cash and cellphones, said Captain Frederick van Wyk.

Two police cars were involved in different crashes during the chase, and four officers suffered injuries. The fleeing robbers collided with another car in Woodstock, and then ran in different directions.

Police caught up with them with the help of security guards from Groote Schuur estate. The stolen cash and cellphones were found in the getaway car, said Van Wyk.

The robbers were expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Thursday on charges of robbery.

Van Wyk said the injured officers from Mowbray police station were taken to hospital and were in a stable condition.

  • khaya.lopez - 2012-06-26 22:49

    lewe jule in suid afrika netso, elke dag, sele stront, is da ni respek gude nie of orde.

  • shireen.abbas - 2012-06-27 00:11

    Well done SAP in catching these criminals and also speedy recovery to the officers that got hurt !

  • Sinethemba Bhesi - 2012-06-27 01:34

    well done guyz ...gud job ,

  • Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-06-27 06:54

    Get well soon.

  • Peter - 2012-06-27 07:20

    Looks to me like our men in blue need some advanced driving courses.....if they have drivers licences??????

      Khumo Mashifane - 2012-06-27 07:53

      Western Cape Commissioner and MEC. Please take your SAPS members for advanced driving courses. How do four cops end up injured in a car chase while the perpetrators are unharmed and almost got away had it not been for security at a nearby estate? Speedy recovery to the officers!

  • Khumo Mashifane - 2012-06-27 07:59

    Call for concern in the Western Cape. SAPS commissioner and MEC; How do four saps members get injured and the perpetrators unharmed in a car chase? Please audit all members drivers licence validity. logic says the lawbreaker is likely to be the one involved in an accident if persued because he/she is panicking compared to the officer wanting to apprehend. Get well officers

  • frank.nyoka - 2012-06-27 08:14

    dedicated men in blue.

  • ericvb - 2012-06-27 09:00

    We don't know the details surrounding the accidents, don't be so quick to judge. It may not have been the police offericers' fault. In some cases people are known to be involved with the robbers and purposely crash into chasing police cars. Our police should be praised for a successful capture of these criminals! Well done Cape Town SAPS!

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