Four suspects arrested for attempted robbery in Mitchell’s Plain
Four suspects were arrested for attempted robbery in Mitchell’s Plain on Sunday
The City of Cape Town’s Mayco Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, says officers attended to complaints around illegal street racing, spotted a security guard involved in a scuffle with another individual on the corner of Eisleben and Spine Road.
‘’The security guard managed to get away, and the other person jumped into a silver Toyota Corolla that sped off. Officers pursued the vehicle, and managed to stop it – the security guard positively identified the person who tried to rob him, and four occupants in the vehicle were taken to Mitchells Plain SAPS.’’
According to Smith, there was also an allegation, that the vehicle has been used in a number of robberies in the Portland area.
Police are investigating the matter.
‘’Many of the City's enforcement successes are the result of either tip offs from the public, or a visible enforcement presence. It underscores the importance of boots on the ground, because it not only means quick turnaround times and catching perpetrators in the act, but it increases the level of trust between communities and enforcement services, which in turn increases the number of tips that are relayed,’’ said the City’s Mayco Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith.
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