Police in Mitchell’s Plain received a complaint of armed robbery scene at the corners of Katjiepiering and Lobelia Street, Lentegeur. On arrival, they saw a suspicious looking man running away after seeing the police vehicles. They chased after the suspect on foot and with a vehicle and with the help of the community they located him in a house in Gugulethu.
According to the information the victim had just arrived at the shop after withdrawing an undisclosed amount of money from a bank in Lansdowne. He drove in his vehicle and as he pulled up at the family business, he was confronted by three unknown suspects who arrived in a white Opel Corsa sedan, demanding his money. The complainant was pointed with a firearm.
Police members located the house of the suspects and proceeded to do a search around the property as well as inside with permission from the owner. The members searched the property and discovered a silver Taurus pistol hidden in a laundry basket in the bathroom including some cash. Inside the garage they located a parked white Opel Corsa sedan. The vehicle was tested on the chassis number and was reported hijacked on a Kleinvlei case. They also discovered a police uniform inside the cupboards.
The complainant positively identified the suspect as well as the firearm and vehicle found. One suspect, a 44 year old man was arrested and appeared in the Mitchells Plain Court on Thursday 4 December 2014. Two suspects are still at large and anyone with more information regarding this incident can kindly contact Detective Sergeant Ivan Ryneveldt on 021 377 5071 or 083 648 6239.