Residents contained two men on Thursday March 3, after they allegedly robbed a cellphone repair shop in the Station Plaza.
Constable Noloyiso Rwexana, of the Western Cape police media centre, said five men had entered the shop and threatened the staff with knives and firearms.
“The suspects demanded money and took cellphones and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money and cellphones. No injuries were reported.”
Two of the alleged robbers were contained by residents afterward. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the investigating officer at Mitchell’s Plain cluster detectives on 021 377 5082.
* The Mitchell’s Plain Family Violence Sexual Offences and Child Protection Unit (FCS) needs help to find a suspect in connection with a case of kidnapping.
On Friday January 29, at about 12.50pm, a woman wanted to get out of a taxi she was in, on the corner of Church and Dennegeur roads in Strandfontein, but the driver refused to stop.
The woman then started banging on the door and windows, but was told to keep quiet. The taxi guard then told the driver that the woman was making too much noise and dropped her off unharmed at the library in Dennegeur Avenue.
Police said the taxi guard is between 30 and 35 years old, 1.5m tall and of medium build.
Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect is asked to contact the investigating officer Detective Warrant Officer Paul Wolmerans at 021 376 9860 or 082 522 1066.
* A 40-year-old man was arrested for being in possession of a 9mm Taurus pistol with eight 9mm rounds at 43 Piketberg Street, Tafelsig, on Tuesday March 1, at 1am, after Mitchell’s Plain police had received a complaint of a drugs been kept at the house.
* On Monday February 29, at 2pm, a 37-year-old man was arrested for being in possession of a stolen car in Huguenot lane in Tafelsig. When members of the police’s K-9 unit which was conducting a stop and search operation, checked the details of the white Mazda 323, they discovered that the vehicle had been registered as stolen at Cape Town Central police station last month.
Call Crimestop on 08600 10111 to report a crime.