Three suspects arrested with petrol bombs in Delft by Flying Squad
WESTERN CAPE – Members of the Western Cape Flying Squad who were strategically deployed arrested three suspects and confiscated 13 petrol bombs in Delft on Monday morning.
Reports from the scene indicate the Flying Squad members on route patrol spotted at 10:45 a Toyota Quantum minibus and a sedan vehicle in pursuit of a furniture delivery vehicle that was driving on Delft Main Road and whose driver seemed to be in distress. The police members promptly responded while calling for backup.
Once they pulled over the 15-seater vehicle and the sedan, they searched the vehicles. Thirteen petrol bombs were discovered and the suspects were subsequently apprehended. The suspects between the ages of 28 and 32, are alleged to have strong links to the taxi industry and expected to appear in court as soon as they are charged in terms of the explosives act.
Meanwhile the furniture delivery vehicle was escorted out of the area by the police members. Integrated police contingents comprising SAPS members, the City of Cape Town’s law enforcement officials and traffic services continue to maintain a strong presence at identified hotspots while the taxi strike is being monitored.
Source: South African Police Service