Two men arrested, car recovered in Mandalay

Two men were arrested just minutes after a hijacking in Hermes Way, Mandalay, on Saturday April 1 in the late afternoon.

At around 4.07pm, members of Lentegeur police station’s visible policing unit spotted the white Toyota Corolla on the corners of Goven Mbeki and Swartklip roads.

Warrant officer Wynita Kleinsmith, spokeswoman for Lentegeur police, said when the men, both aged 23, spotted the marked police car, they jumped out of the Toyota Corolla and tried to flee but were caught by police and arrested.

When police searched the car they found a fake gun, three cellphones and four halves and five quarters of mandrax tablets, wrapped in foil.

The men appeared in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on robbery and drug possession charges.

According to the owner of the Toyota Carolla, the two men had confronted her at 4.05pm with the fake firearm and made off with her car.

Station commander of Lentegeur police Colonel Herman Seals said police would continue to work around the clock to prevent and combat crime.

He thanked police under his command for a job well done.

Lentegeur police arrested a 39-year-old man on Sunday April 2, at 5pm, after he was found with drugs in Merrydale Road.

Warrant officer Kleinsmith said the crime prevention unit were conducting patrols when they came across a white VW Golf coming from the direction of a well-known drug outlet.

“The car was stopped and 20 grams of tik was found on the suspect,” she said.

The man appeared in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on charges of drug
possession.