Police in search of three robbers

A robbery was carried out at a supermarket in Rocklands.

A 41-year-old Westridge man, found with 240 cartridges, 15 9mm magazines and a 9mm Vector SP1 pistol with serial number SO03533, is facing charges relating to being in possession of more than 200 rounds of ammunition and a firearm in a private collection without written authorisation.

Mitchell’s Plain police searched the man at a house in Farrier Street, Westridge, on Sunday November 10 at 5.20pm and found the firearm and ammunition.

The suspect appeared in court on Monday November 11.

A Beacon Valley man is facing charges of drug possession after Mitchell’s Plain police found 130 units of heroin, three whole and five half mandrax tablets, and two packets of tik in a plastic bag on him.

Police stopped and searched the 35-year-old man in Kennetjie Street, Beacon Valley, on Saturday November 2 at 9.15pm. The suspect appeared in court on Monday November 4.

Mitchell’s Plain police also recovered a Star pistol with a magazine and one 9mm live round in Rocklands.

Police searched the 22-year-old man in Boeing Street, Rocklands, on Friday November 1 at 6.30pm and found the pistol and ammunition.

The suspect faces charges of unlawful possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. He appeared in court on Monday November 4.

The police are on the hunt for three men who robbed the Beach Way supermarket in Weltevreden Road, Rocklands, on August 30.

Police received a complaint of an armed robbery at the supermarket at 8pm.

The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of money and cellphones.

No one has been arrested and police are investigating a case of business robbery.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Billy Burrows of Mitchell’s Plain SAPS’ Serious and Violent Crimes Unit at 081 267 9400.

Residents are advised that the land lines at some police stations in Mitchell’s Plain might be down because of cable and signal problems.

Lentegeur police station has asked that residents report crime to them via 082 469 3149 while Strandfontein police station commander, Captain David Malong, said their landline 021 370 1500 is working but if not, residents should also try 021 370 1581 or 021 370 1516.

Mitchell’s Plain police station commander, Brigadier Cass Goolam, said Telkom is working on the problem and that the public should call Crime Stop at 08600 10111.