Fri. Apr 12th, 2024

A shop burglary in Retreat led to the arrest of four individuals, including a woman, by vigilant Cape Town police officers on Tuesday. Members of the Steenberg Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) were conducting crime prevention patrols when they observed a hole in the roof of a local shop, leading to the apprehension of the suspects during the early morning hours.

Sergeant Wesley Twigg, the Western Cape police spokesperson, stated that the officers investigated the hole in the shop’s roof and apprehended the suspects inside, recovering stolen property in the process. The arrested individuals, three adult males and a female, are set to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court after being formally charged.

In a separate incident on the same day, the Boland K9 Unit, assisted by members of the Worcester SA Police Service (SAPS), engaged in a high-speed chase with a grey BMW driving recklessly. The pursuit concluded in Buitenkant Street in Riverview, where a search of the vehicle uncovered a revolver with ammunition and three mandrax tablets. The suspects, aged between 26 and 34, were arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm, ammunition, and drugs. They are scheduled to appear in the Worcester Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

In an unrelated incident, members of Prince Alfred Hamlet SAPS arrested a 36-year-old man after he was found with a .22 rifle on a farm in the Koue Bokkeveld. The suspect will face charges and appear in the Ceres Magistrate’s Court.

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