Police: Seven arrested in Cape Town on extortion, firearm charges

The police in the Western Cape arrested seven suspects in separate incidents in Delft, Nyanga and Grassy Park, Cape Town this week.

FOUR SUPSPECTS ARRESTED FOR EXTORTION

On Thursday, 24 March, four suspects were arrested in Delft for alleged extortion.

A 34-year-old complainant said he was working in his shop in Leiden Avenue when four unknown suspects entered and held him at gunpoint.

The suspects reportedly demanded the shop owner pay them protection money.

“The swift response of the complainant led to the imminent arrest of four suspects aged 25. 31, 40 and 41 respectively on a charge of extortion,” said Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi.

 

POLICE CHASE DOWN ALLEGED ARMED ROBBERS

Also on Thursday, members of the Nyanga Crime Prevention Unit received a complaint about armed robbers roaming the streets in the Ramaphosa Squatter Camp.

The suspects were spotted and chased down. The men were searched and a 7.65 pistol was found on one of them. A 41-year-old man was arrested and detained on a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

UNLICENSED FIREARM CONFISCATED AFTER REPORTED SHOOTING

Early on Friday, the Grassy Park police responded to a shooting in progress.

“Upon entering 6th Avenue, they stopped and searched an identified address and recovered a 9mm Norinco pistol with no serial number and ammunition,” said Swartbooi.

Two men – aged 23 and 25 – were arrested for possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition.

The arrested suspects are expected to appear before the Bellville, Athlone and Wynberg Magistrate’s Court in due course.

Photo” SAPS.
Photo: SAPS.

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