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WESTERN CAPE SERIOUS AND VIOLENT CRIMES INVESTIGATIONS UNIT ARRESTS TWO SUSPECTS ON PERJURY CHARGES
2022/06/07      |  Written By:  Captain F van Wyk   |   Province:  Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE: 06 JUNE 2022 - The South African Police Service wants to warn the public to refrain from reporting false cases as it constitutes a crime. All reported incidents will be investigated thoroughly, and false claims are usually detected during this process.

Two suspects reported a hijacking and kidnapping case at Woodstock police on 2022-05-23 and the matter was transferred to the Western Cape Serious and Violent Crimes Investigations Unit for further investigation. During the investigation it became clear after comparing the tracker reports of the suspects’ vehicle and the delivery vehicles tracker reports that there is a time delay. The suspects were not able to follow them at all to commit the mentioned crime.

On Thursday morning the victims were interviewed and confronted with the facts. They then admitted opening a false case because they were parked in Liesbeeck Park Way and had their lunch.

According to their reports while standing at the crime scene as mentioned the suspects pulled up and robbed them and took the companies parcels. They staged a hijacking and kidnapping to prevent disciplinary action by their employer as they were not supposed to be at the mentioned location.

During the same day (Thursday, 2022-06-02) the two suspects aged 24 and 31 were arrested after the investigation officer registered a case of perjury against them. They will appear in the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court today (Monday, 2022-06-06) on the mentioned charges.