Police seeks 2 suspects who burgled a bicycle store in Sunningdale

Table View police, arrested a suspect and the recovery of a high-end bicycles valued at around R850 000.

On Wednesday, shortly after 9p.m, a security guard at a retail centre in Sunningdale, Blouberg was approached by three armed suspects, who took his cellphone and hand radio.

‘’They proceeded to burgle a bicycle shop by gaining access through a window which was smashed with a concrete slab. The suspects fled with a number of bicycles in a getaway vehicle.’’ Said the police’s Andrè Traut.

Traut added that the security guard managed to activate a panic button and within minutes the armed response officers arrived at the scene and the suspects fled.

Table View police was also alerted and soon joined the armed response officers in the apprehension of the fleeing suspects.

‘’Eventually, the robbers were cornered and stopped their vehicle and fled further on foot in different directions.  Police fired one shot and injured one of the suspects and arrested him.  His accomplices managed to escape and are being sought.’’ Said Andre Traut.

The injured suspect was taken to hospital for treatment, and will make his court appearance once he has been discharged. All the stolen bikes have been recovered.

The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape Lt. Gen., Yolisa Matakata ,expressed her gratitude and applauded the armed response officers for their swift reaction and for alerting police.

She is urging anyone with information on the whereabouts of the other suspects to contact Table View police at 021 521 3300, or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.


Done By: Mitchum George


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