During the evening of the 8th of April 2018, two suspects arrived in a white Toyota Yaris and approached a victim who was walking along 10th Avenue in Sydenham. One suspect, armed with a firearm, debussed and attempted to hold the victim up while the other waited in the vehicle.
A patrolling CAP Tactical Vehicle noticed the occurrence and began approaching the suspect. The suspect then re-entered the vehicle and a chase ensued which ultimately ended up with the vehicle being pulled over in Lombardy East and both suspects being arrested. The firearm was also recovered at a later stage on the corner of Avondale Street and 9th Street in Sydenham.
The suspects recently appeared in court and were both issued a 7-year jail sentence. That’s 2 more criminals off our streets!
CAP would like to congratulate SAPS on a successful handling of the case and also the NPA on a successful prosecution during the legal proceedings.