On Sat at about 09h45 HCW/Vetus Schola TRT Members were parked in Main Road SSW when they were requested to assist in the pursuit of 2x vehicles suspected of being involved in an armed robbery in Lwandle…. Members proceeded down Main Rd,into Victoria & onto the N2… After a short distance the first suspect vehicle was spotted & followed… An attempt to lose the SAPS and HCW/ Vetus Schola teams proved futile & the suspect vehicle was stopped with the assistance of SAPS Flying Squad after it was allowed to take the Baden Powell off ramp… 3 x suspects were made to exit the vehicle at gunpoint & lay on the ground…. Upon searching the vehicle,a firearm was recovered…. At this point our TRT members were asked to assist in the pursuit of the second vehicle which was heading towards CT… After a distance the second suspect vehicle was spotted heading towards & taking the Mew Way off ramp being persuade by 2 SAPS vans & an unmarked vehicle… Our TRT vehicle overtook all three pursuit vehicles as well as the suspect vehicle & blocked it forcing it to come to a stop… 4 x suspects were made to exit the vehicle at gunpoint & lay on the ground.. On searching the vehicle another firearm was recovered…. All 7 suspects were arrested,detained & charged.
Very well done to all SAPS units as well as our very own HCW/ Vetus Schola Tactic Response Team members Wayne and Esme and their K9’s Jessica and Lexie. This really was partnership policing at its best.