Lyttelton police spokesperson Warrant Officer Hero Gumbu said that while patrolling Sector 2, police officers received a call about a housebreaking in progress on Friday. While patrolling the area, police officers spotted a suspicious white Toyota Conquest Carri panel van, Rekord Centurion reported.
“When police tried to pull over the vehicle, the occupants sped off and police gave chase. Police continued to chase and managed to stop them on the corner of Langebrink Road and Kruger Avenue,” added Gumbu.
“When police officers questioned the suspects, they found two plasma TVs in the vehicle. The men claimed the TVs belonged to them and they were taking them in for repair. When the officers searched the vehicle they found a kettle, a cellphone, make-up bag and a Fossil watch.
“The officers then forced the suspects to unlock the cellphone. When they searched the phone, they found the contact number of the man whose house was robbed. They phoned him and he said two TVs, a kettle, a cellphone, a make-up bag and a Fossil watch had been stolen,” said Gumbu.
Police arrested the suspects. When they were charged at the station, police discovered all three suspects were wanted for a string of house robberies in the Lyttelton and Wierda Park area. Gumbu added the leader of the gang in particular had been a wanted suspect for some time.
In a separate incident, six men were arrested during a house robbery in Durbanville, Cape Town, in March.
Police found a house robbery in progress and a domestic worked who had been tied up. Three men were arrested and a firearm confiscated. Another three men were arrested in a rented car and a second gun confiscated.
– Caxton News Service