Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Woodstock Police arrested four suspects in Liesbeeck Parkway

By Mishkah Anthony
16 September 2008

Four suspects believed to have been involved in a hijacking in Mowbray earlier this month were arrested yesterday and will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s court tomorrow facing charges of possession of unlicenced firearm, ammunition and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Yesterday members Woodstock Police station spotted a Silver VW Polo in the Queens Park Avenue with four occupants during their routine patrols in the Salt River area.

As the police were approaching the VW Polo, it drove off in high speed police chase this vehicle and pulled it off on the N2, at the Liesbeeck Park road direction Somerset.

Due to preliminary investigation police discovered that the vehicle was hijacked in Mowbray early this Month.

During the arrest, police found a 38 special revolver, firearm and some live ammunition. None of the suspects had a license to own the fire arm.

Further investigation proved that the fire arm was reported stolen at Philippi East Police Station in February this year.

The suspects are estimated between the ages of 25 and 36 years old. They are all due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate court tomorrow.


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