South African Police Service | Western Cape | NARI
2 Dec 2017, Cape Town: Western Cape: Five men arrested in Nyanga during Festive Season Operations
In our quest to fight the scourge of crime during the Festive Season, police operations in the Nyanga area led to members attached to the Provincial Intervention Unit arresting five suspects on Thursday 30 November 2017
Four suspects were arrested in Sonwabile Street, Crossroads after members were tipped off about them robbing people near a shopping centre opposite Crossroads.
Police were directed to a house where they found the four culprits. Upon their arrival, police performed a search and recovered a Norinco pistol, with five rounds of ammunition, and four cell phones that were hidden between mattresses.
The other suspect was arrested in Siyahlala Informal Settlement in Philippi after members who were on patrol noticed two suspects stripping a Toyota Corolla motor vehicle.
The suspects started running when they saw police approaching, and one suspect was apprehended near the vehicle that they were stripping. The vehicle’s tyres had already been removed and taken away, while the engine was found covered near the vehicle.
It was discovered that the vehicle had been reported hijacked in Ottery in October 2017.
The five suspects, aged 22, 23, 26, 27 and 31, will appear in the Athlone Magistrates' Court on Monday 4 December 2017 for the possession of a hijacked vehicle, possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition, and possession of stolen property.
Police management applauded their members for their hard work in ensuring a safer festive season in the Nyanga Cluster.
People who might have been robbed of their cell phones in the vicinity of the Philippi PLAZA are urged to come and identify their property from the recovered cell phones at the Nyanga police station to establish ownership.