Hout Bay police have taken two suspects into custody in connection with an alleged robbery in the area, on Thursday May 16, at approximately 12.15am.
A resident was robbed of his vehicle in the early morning hours, after which four suspects fled in the vehicle. Police joined a high-speed chase, and the suspects lost control of the car and crashed close to a property in Royland Street.
Jade Hanning, Cape Town South district manager at Fidelity ADT, explained: “When the suspects jumped out of the crashed vehicle and ran onto the property in Royland Street, an alarm
signal was triggered, which was picked up by our monitoring
centre. One of our armed response officers was on patrol nearby, and quickly rushed to the address.”
On his arrival, the officer was told that four suspects were believed to be hiding either on the property or in the area.
With the backup of other Fidelity ADT armed response officers, they were able to apprehend two suspects from their hideout,
and hand them over into police custody.
The suspects will face charges in connection with this alleged robbery.
“I am very impressed to see how local police and security officers all worked together to respond to this incident. If we as residents support these hard-working and dedicated men and women, we can make our suburbs safer,” said Mr Hanning.
According to Hout Bay police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Tanya Lesch, police found cellular phones, drugs, ammunition and suspected stolen property in the stolen vehicle.
These were confiscated and handed in as evidence.
The two apprehended suspects will appear for a bail application on Wednesday June 12
at the Wynberg Magistrate’s