Several suspects arrested for serious crimes in Nyanga WESTERN CAPE - Concerted efforts to root out hijackings and armed robberies in the area of Browns Farm led to the arrest of 14 suspects which included six teenagers.
The suspects aged between 14 and 31 were arrested this morning, Friday 22 January
2021, shortly after they robbed an e-hailing driver in Browns Farm.
Police who were on patrol in Mpozolo Street were stopped by community members who pointed out three suspects who had robbed the driver.
Members chased the trio and arrested them.
Questioning of the suspects led members to a shack in Phantsi Kwecingo Informal Settlement where eleven suspects were found with two cellphones belonging to the driver.
All fourteen were arrested and detained.
Meanwhile five other suspects aged between 21 and 41 were arrested yesterday, Thursday, 21 January 2021, while transporting stolen vehicle parts in a Toyota Avanza near Siyanyanzela Informal Settlement, an area known for stripping vehicles.