Media Statement from Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
The vigilance of Kraaifontein police members led to the arrest of three armed suspects, who were caught red handed late last night. While on patrol, the members spotted a silver VW Polo in the Kraaifontein area under suspicious circumstances, and after losing sight of the vehicle, they searched the area. The vehicle was again spotted at a garage in Riebeeck Road, and upon further inspection, the members saw three male suspects inside the shop with balaclava caps busy perpetrating an armed robbery. While waiting for back-up to arrive, the suspects fled the scene in the Polo and were pursued. During the high speed pursuit, gunshots were exchanged between police and the robbers, and ended when the driver of the Polo lost control and landed in a canal next to the N1 freeway. All three suspects aged 27, 29 and 31 were arrested. They were found in possession of a stolen 9mm firearm with four rounds of ammunition and the stolen cash. It was also established that the VW Polo was stolen in Kraaifontein during last month. Once charged, the suspects are due to make a court appearance in Blue Downs.
Enquiries: Lt Col Andre Traut: 083 300 1752