Western Cape Flying Squad arrests suspects linked to robberies and shooting incidents

CAPE TOWN – With just over an hour after unknown suspects fired several shots and robbed a business in the Bellville CBD where they took cellphones and other items, members of the Western Cape Flying Squad caught up with the suspects and arrested two early this morning. They recovered a vehicle, 17 cellphones as well as two firearms in Mfuleni.

Of the cellphones recovered, one belongs to a 42 year old off duty police officer who was shot dead in a robbery in Delft South earlier in the evening. In the robbery the policeman’s cellphone was taken.

He was a detective attached to Elsies River police.

Police investigations are yet to determine if the firearms seized are linked to the murder of the of the Elsies River detective.

Further investigations that are currently underway are looking into whether there were other suspects involved and all could be linked other serious crime incidents.

Indications are that more arrests are imminent as the DPCI detectives pursue several leads.

The two arrested suspects aged 26 and 32 are expected to appear in court soon.

Source: South African Police Service