Police search for kidnapping suspect

Mitchell's Plain police are looking for his man.

Maitland Flying squad recovered a Toyota Corolla which had been hijacked in Lansdowne when they spotted the car racing down Weltevreden Road, Rocklands, on Sunday October 7, at around 6.25am and gave chase.

The car stopped suddenly, all four doors flew open and four men jumped outand started running. The squad caught one man, aged 32, who had jumped out of the driver’s side. A case of hijacking is being investigated.

Also on Sunday October 7, at 7pm, Mitchell’s Plain police were in Leadwood street, Eastridge, when they stopped and searched a suspicious looking man and found a .38 special revolver and six .38 special rounds of ammunition in his possession. The 33-year-old man was arrested and faces charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

On Saturday October 6, at about 8.45pm, Operation Thunder members of the Tactical response Team (Western Cape) received a complaint of a woman who had taken her husband’s firearm and driven off in a silver BMW. While patrolling the area, police managed to spot the vehicle on the corner of Spine and Weltevreden roads, Rocklands. The woman was arrested and faces a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

Also on Saturday October 6, at 1am, Mitchell’s Plain police received a complaint of a shooting in Buffalo street, Eastridge. The victims were apparently attending a party when a grey Polo stopped in the road and the occupants started firing shots at them. A 24-year-old man died after sustaining a gunshot wound to his chest. Police say the motive is gang related. A second person, aged 27, was injured in the right leg. Nobody has been arrested. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the investigating officer Detective Sergeant Errol Bedford of Mitchell’s Plain Serious and Violent Crimes unit at 082 777 8076.

A 10-year-old boy has reported how a man in white car called him and told him to get in the car, as he was leaving school on Wednesday October 5, at 2.30pm. The boy ran back onto the school premises. The registration of the vehicle was false. Police are investigating a case of attempted kidnapping. The suspect, who is unknown, is described as having a dark complexion. He has a scar on his right check and is of slender built. He is estimated to be about 30 years old.

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