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News: Multi-disciplinary team arrests two in connection with kidnapping, house robbery

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Western Cape


WESTERN CAPE - Collaboration between various specialised units within SAPS and their prompt response to a house robbery and kidnapping in the Strand on 26 January 2024 and 05 February 2024, respectively, ensured the save return of a hostage and the arrest of the alleged perpetrator as well as the seizure of firearms and ammunition.

On Thursday, 22 February 2024, a multi-disciplinary Anti-Kidnapping Investigation task team, supported by POCC Combat Unit, Strand detectives, provincial hostage negotiations, Crime Intelligence and DPCI embarked on a takedown operation as a result of further investigation into a kidnapping perpetrated on 05 February 2024 which is directly linked to the house robbery in Strand on 26 January 2024.

The investigation led the team to a premises situated in Site B off Mew Way Khayelitsha yesterday, Thursday, 22 February 2024 where they search and found two firearms and 200 rounds of different calibres ammunition. Subsequent to the discovery, members arrested a 29-year-old suspect and seized the firearms, ammunition and two tortoises which were kept in custody without a permit. The members also found small amounts of drugs which were seized.

The members proceeded to another house in close proximity where they found the kidnapped woman (25). She was rescued and in the process the members arrested a 22 year old female suspect.

The suspects face charges related to the unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, the possession of presumed stolen property, illegal possession of drugs and keeping of a wild animal in captivity without a permit

They are scheduled to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrates’ court once charged.


Lt Col Malcolm Pojie
082 559 4665


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