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2020/10/08      |  Written By:  Captain FC van Wyk   |   Province:  Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE: Seven suspects aged between 17 and 45 are due to appear in court this week following their arrests on charges ranging from robbery, murder, attempted hijacking and attempted murder.

This morning at about 09:00 four suspects were arrested following their involvement in a case of attempted hijacking, robbery and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm of an e-hailing driver in Browns Farm. On Sunday the driver picked up two women and a man in Milnerton and transported them to Browns Farm. When they arrived at the address two men approached the car pretending as if they were going to pay the driver but instead they demanded the car keys but the driver fought with them.

The two suspects and passengers assaulted the driver and robbed him of his cellular telephone and a bag containing cash. The driver managed to flee the scene on foot. Members attached to the Browns Farm Sector Team followed up on information and arrested the four suspects aged between 17 and 19 in Philippi and one woman in Gugulethu.

Three other suspects aged 23, 24 and 45 were arrested yesterday. The 23-year-old was also arrested after he and accomplices robbed a woman’s cellular telephone while walking yesterday afternoon in Emms Drive, Nyanga. 

The 24-year-old was arrested on a case of murder which occurred on Sunday in Crossroads. The suspect allegedly  stabbed a 31-year-old man of Crossroads. Police followed up on information and arrested the suspect.

The 45-year-old man had allegedly bumped his neighbour (a woman) with his vehicle and drove away. The woman was walking in Browns Farm and on her way to work.

In a separate incident a 44 year old woman appeared in Wynberg Magistrates' Court yesterday facing charges of rape and human trafficking. The woman received payment from a man to have intercourse with her 13-year-old daughter during July in Nyanga. The case was opened after the victim shared the ordeal with her friend this month. The suspect was arrested on Sunday 2020-10-03, however police are still searching for the man.