Several housebreaking suspects arrested after high speed chase, PE

South African Police Service

Several housebreaking suspects arrested after high speed chase, PE
Several housebreaking suspects arrested after high speed chase, PE

On Wednesday, 12 September 2018 at about midnight, Kabega Park members were patrolling in Blue Horizon Bay area when they noticed a suspicious vehicle traveling on the Blue Horizon Bay road. Police followed the vehicle and it started speeding away. After a high speed chase, and with the assistance of Port Elizabeth Flying Squad, the vehicle was stopped on the N2 off ramp.

As the vehicle stopped the occupants got out and ran into bushes. The driver remained in the vehicle and one suspect was found hiding in the bush. Several housebreaking implements were found in the vehicle. A backpack containing bolt cutters and other housebreaking implements were found after a suspect dropped it while running.

The K9 members searched the area and two suspects were arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit a crime, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition as well as possession of housebreaking implements.

It is further alleged that one of the suspect’s installs satellite dishes privately for residents and police believe that the suspect may have been breaking into houses after installing the dishes. The Cluster Trio Detective Task Team are busy investigating possible links to various house robberies and house breaking in the area.

Police are appealing to the public to scrutinize people who they contact to do installations or private work at their residences. Mount Road Cluster Commander, Maj Gen Thembisile Patekile commended the members for their swift response and speedy arrests.

He also extended his appreciation to the community for information on the whereabouts of the suspects.

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