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2021/07/15      |  Written By:  Captain NP Sitshitshi   |   Province:  Western Cape

Three suspects are due to appear in Athlone Magistrates' Court tomorrow following their arrest regarding a case of murder. The trio allegedly assaulted a 22-year-old man on Saturday night in Waluwalu Street in Old Crossroads. The deceased was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died. Investigation led to the arrest of the three suspects aged 24, 30 and 63.

Meanwhile two suspects aged 15 and 25 are appearing in the same court today on charges of attempted hijacking and robbery as well as armed robbery and possession of stolen property. The 15-year-old was arrested after he and three accomplices robbed an e-hailing driver while he came to pick up a client in on Tuesday night in Emms Drive, Nyanga. They robbed him cash and his cell phone.

The 25-year-old was arrested on Tuesday after he and his friends robbed a Toyota Avanza driver on Monday morning in Old Crossroads. The members were busy with crime prevention when they were stopped by the driver who reported that he was just robbed. The complainant spotted the suspects while engaging the police, some suspects fled while police were approaching and one suspect was arrested. Police recovered a jacket, car radio and speakers which were robbed from the driver.