Two police officers were among nine people that have been arrested in connection with a robbery at a Post Office which is situated directly opposite a police station in Macassar, Cape Town.
According to Macassar Ward Councillor, Peter Helfrich, the group was detained after the City’s LEAP officers followed up on information about a robbery involving a Grey Polo.
“During their duties LEAP officers recognized the Grey Polo, with three occupants, approaching the VCP. At this stage, the LEAP officers were not aware of the fact that the SAPS detectives from Macassar were in pursuit of this vehicle.
“One of the suspects then jumped out of the vehicle and fled the scene. The two suspects in the vehicle were arrested at the VCP. The LEAP officers started pursuing the third suspect. The third suspect led the LEAP officers to a second vehicle (Toyota) where more suspects were arrested,” Helfrich said.
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Helfrich went on to say that the community of Macassar and surrounding areas have been terrorised by these criminal groups for months.
“I am extremely happy that some of the alleged criminals have finally been apprehended. They have terrorised our community for long enough. There are certain businesses in our ward that are afraid to open their doors because of these criminals and some of our residents are afraid to walk or drive around in the ward,” Helfrich added.
Meanwhile, the suspects will be charged and will appear in the Khayelitsha and Somerset West Courts respectively on charges of armed robbery, house robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm.
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