IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE
FRIDAY 5TH APRIL 2019
STOPPED IN THEIR TRACKS
Western Cape: On 2019-04-04 at approximately 16:20 members attached to Diep River SAPS arrested four (4) male suspects who allegedly attempted to break into a residential premises in Dragoon Road, Plumstead.
The complainant had arrived home and found four unknown males on his property. The complainant alerted one of his neighbours for assistance and notified Diep River SAPS. Constable Magre Toring and Constable Donovan Katzke responded to the call and made an APB (All-Point-Bulletin) based on intelligence gathered on scene. A vehicle that was seen leaving the scene was later picked up in the Claremont, close to a local shopping centre.
The members attempted several times to stop the vehicle however the driver refused and a chase ensued. The vehicle eventually came to a stop after causing an accident with the members on the corners of Vineyard Road and Main Road, Claremont.
The vehicle was searched and house breaking implements were found inside. The suspects, aged between 26 and 32 years were arrested on scene. No shots were fired and no injuries reported. Charges of Attempted Housebreaking, Possession of Housebreaking implements, and resisting arrest were opened against the suspects. Possible further charges and linkages are underway. The suspects will appear at the Wynberg Magistrates Court soon.
Diep River SAPS Management would like to give a special thanks to the two members for their dedication in the fight against crime by ensuring the perpetrators are brought to book. Diep River SAPS continues to squeeze-the-space for criminal elements in its community. We continue to encourage all to report any suspicious activity through the official SAPS 10111 Emergency Centre or on Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
Cst Z.D Marais
Sector 1 Commander / CPF Co-ordinator /Corporate Communication & Media Liaison
DIEP RIVER SAPSdiepriversaps@saps.gov.za
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