Monday, January 25, 2016

3 Men arrested in Philippi for shooting Police on patrol duty

Siphelo Bayana
25 January 2015


3 Men who were arrested over the weekend in Philippi are set to appear in the Athlone magistrate court facing charges of attempted murder, possession of an illegal fire arm and ammunition and malicious damage to property.


FC Van Wyk said... "On Friday after noon at about 15:40 member of operation combat were on patrol duties in John Walk, Handover park.

They noticed three suspicious men and stopped to search them, while getting out of the police vehicle one of the men took out a fire arm and fired at the members, four shots hit the left side of the vehicle the suspects then fled the scene in the direction of philippi.

Members then gathered information in the area and the suspects were arrested later that day.

Our members were unarmed in this shooting incident and we have opened an attempted murder, possession of prohibited fire arm and ammunition and also malicious damage to property for further investigations these suspects aged between 18 and 32 are to appear in the Athlone Magistrate court today."

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