House robbery, police fatally wound suspect, Khayelitsha

South African Police Service

House robbery, police fatally wound suspect, Khayelitsha
House robbery, police fatally wound suspect, Khayelitsha

Police members participated in various operations during this weekend of 29 February 20202, as part of ensuring that the communities are and feel safe.

Harare police responded to a house robbery in progress in Makhaza, Khayelitsha on 29 February 2020, at about 09:00, they noticed some community members scattered and running anxiously to different directions. Police immediately responded and were shown three suspects who were reported to have just robbed a house, when police pursued them, the suspects ran in different directions.

When police cornered one of them he allegedly took out a firearm and pointed to the direction of the police. He was fatally wounded and a Norinco firearm with serial number filed off was recovered in his possession. The other two suspects are yet to be arrested and an inquest docket have been opened.

Meanwhile the members from Mitchells Plain on Saturday, 29 February 2020, were busy with crime prevention duties when they received a complaint of an unknown male with a firearm in Trampoline Street, Beacon Valley.

Upon arrival at the scene, police saw the suspect sitting in front of a barbershop. The suspect ran inside the shop when he saw the police van. The members gave chase and apprehended the suspect. When police searched him, they found a Z88 Beretta with filed off serial number with 15 rounds of ammunition in his possession. A 20-year-old man was arrested and he faces a charge of possession of prohibited firearm and Ammunition.

In a separate incident early hours of Saturday, Harare SAPS members were on vehicle patrols when they heard some gunshots being fired.

They were in Makhaza 43 block, Khayelitsha in that instant and followed the direction were the shots were fired about 03:30 they apprehended a 34-year-old suspect who was found to be in possession of a Norinco pistol with ammunition. Once charged he is expected to make a court appearance in Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court.

Three men were arrested by Cape Town police after they were found in possession of house breaking implements on the night of 29 February 2020. The suspects are expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court.

The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape, Lieutenant General Yolisa Mataka commended the members for their commitment to fight crime and bring those responsible to book.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service