Suspects due to appear in court on varius charges

WESTERN CAPE – Police members attached to the Economic Infrastructure Task Team were busy with a compliance inspection in Elsies River on Wednesday, 21 September 2022, when they arrested and detained seven males on a charge of contravention of the Criminal Matters Amendment Act.

Whilst they were busy with the arrest, they noticed four suspects in a suspicious Toyota Corolla. When they approached the vehicle, the driver sped off and a high speed chase ensued. The driver of the vehicle lost control and collided with a delivery vehicle, which resulted in the occupants fleeing in different directions to evade arrest. The police members followed the suspects on foot and apprehend the driver between the residences, searched him and confiscated a 9mm pistol and ammunition. The community members assisted in apprehending the three males who found themselves in an area unknown to themselves. When they returned to the vehicle, they discovered another 9mm pistol underneath the passenger seat. Four males between the ages of 30 and 40 were arrested and detained on charges of possession of an unlicensed and prohibited firearm and ammunition. The driver of the vehicle is also detained on a charge of reckless and negligent driving.

Once charged the suspects are expected to make a court appearance in the Goodwood Magistrate court on the mentioned charges.

Source: South African Police Service