CONGRATS TO SOMERSET WEST SAPS.
Five robbers from Macassar and Blackheath were arrested after an operation led by police on Wednesday, 9 November 2016. It is believed that the robbers can be linked to robberies and other serious crimes that were committed in the general area of the Waterworks area in Faure, Somerset West.
The latest incident reported on Monday, 7 November 2016 just after 21:00. A police officer (dressed in civilian clothes and a unmarked vehicle) was robbed of his personal belongings while performing monitoring duties in the vicinity of the water works. The trio threatened the officer with knives and fled the scene on foot.
Armed with sufficient information an operation was executed which led to the arrest of 5 suspects. The other 2 suspects were arrested for a hijacking, rape and possession of drugs.
Station Commander Colonel Mary Ann Williams congratulated the members on the swift arrest and state that the public should still avoid visiting the area alone especially during night times. The 5 suspects are expected to appear soon in the Somerset West Magistrate court on counts of hijacking, rape, robbery with a weapon other than a firearm and possession of drugs.
We salute all the Somerset West SAPS members who helped arrest these suspects who have been attacking local mountain bike riders.