Official SAPS statement re: Somerset Mall incident: Today, 24 August 2015 just before 11:00, three suspects was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle at the Somerset Mall shopping centre. The vehicle was hi-jacked and police members monitored the vehicle. Three suspects were arrested and one firearm recovered. Police are investigating a case of possession of stolen vehicle. According to the information police successfully foiled a cash in transit from occurring at the Mall. The vehicle a Silver Renault was recovered. The investigating officer Somerset West Detective Warrant Officer, Carleigh Noemdo at (021) 8501344.
Official SAPS statement: Waterstone: SAPS members arrested two suspects at a shopping centre in Somerset West today(Monday ,2015-08-24)after receiving information about a stolen vehicle that was parked at the mall. Upon arrival members saw that three occupants were inside the vehicle, two attempted to flee. One (driver of the vehicle) was arrested. The other suspect on foot ran towards the R44 turned around and pointed police members with a firearm. Members responded and the suspect was shot in the arm and arrested he is currently under police guard in hospital. The other suspect is still at large. Cases of pointing of firearm, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition and possession of stolen vehicle was opened for investigation.