Suspects arrested for murder and robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle in Nyanga

WESTERN CAPE - Efforts to deal with the scourge of hijackings and other serious crimes in the Nyanga precinct resulted in the arrest of four suspects on two different cases.

Two suspects aged 18 and 19 were arrested on Thursday, 08-08-2019 in the Crossroads area. Their arrest came as a result of a case of murder and robbery of a 54-year-old man on Wednesday morning 07-08-2019 in Crossroads. The victim fought with suspects who tried to rob him and the suspect assaulted him with a brick. He was rushed to the clinic in the area but later succumbed to the injuries. Due to sterling investigation the suspects were arrested.

The other two suspects aged 20 and 22 were also arrested on Wednesday, 07-08-2019 while they were stripping a vehicle in Klipfontein Mission in Old Crossroads. The police were on patrol when they noticed the two perpetrators in the act of stripping a Green Toyota Tazz which was reported stolen earlier this month in Philippi East. The members also recovered vehicle seats and doors. Two registration plates were also recovered and tested, one registration plate came out on a Toyota Hilux which was stolen in 2015 in Grassy Park and the other came out on a Toyota Conquest which was reported stolen last month in Bishop Lavis.

The four suspects aged 18, 19, 20 and 22 are expected to appear in Athlone Magistrate Court on Monday for murder and robbery as well as possession of a stolen vehicle.

Source: South African Police Service