Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Eight arrested suspects to appear in court

By Mikhaila Crowie
24 February 2009

Eight male suspects, who were arrested yesterday and on Sunday, will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court soon to face charges of car hijacking, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, possession of suspected stolen property and malicious damage to property.

Members of the South African Police Service Flying Squad were called out to a vehicle checkpoint on Sunday afternoon, to search a VW Polo Classic in Gugulethu.

The three occupants of the vehicle indicated that they would stop but sped off instead. Inspector Odwa Makupula said the car was chased until it crashed into a wall.

“One suspect was arrested on the scene and two others ran away.”

Makupula said the car was hijacked in Rondebosch last Saturday.

However yesterday police followed up on the information supplied by the arrested which lead to further arrests

Makupula said this information lead to the arrests of a further 7 people.

“The suspects are to be aged between 16-29 years and two other suspects are still outstanding.”

The search for these suspects continue.

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