Following a spate of robberies on the Golden Arrow Bus Service’s (GABS), four suspected robbers were arrested on Thursday, May 20, thanks to an internal tip-off. According to a statement from the bus service, management was informed of suspicious behaviour by four males who boarded a bus at Century City.
General Manager Derick Meyer indicated their team immediately alerted authorities who intercepted the bus on Bofors Circle in Epping. Metro Police officers attached to the Camera Response Unit arrested a suspect for being in the possession of two imitation firearms on the bus. Three other alleged accomplices were also taken into custody.
The suspects were taken to the Elsies River Police Station where an investigation is underway to see if these suspects can be linked to other incidents. Meyer said further that GABS is extremely grateful to all those who were involved in ensuring that the bus was intercepted and to the Metro Police members who rushed to the scene and apprehended the suspects.
“We believe that this is further evidence that working closely with the South African Police Services and the City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security portfolio plays a vital part in addressing crime affecting our services,” he added.
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