Police arrest eight

Cape Town police arrested two men in Primrose Street, Zonnebloem, aged 30 and 31, on Sunday April 28, for driving under the influence of liquor or drugs.

Captain Ezra October said the arrests occurred between 7.30pm and 2am, and both suspects appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court the next day.

In another incident, four juvenile suspects, between the ages of 15 and 17, were arrested for robbery with a dangerous weapon, after trying to rob a man in Chapel Street, Zonnebloem, on Thursday April 18.

Captain October said the incident happened at 5.30pm, when the suspects attempted to rob a man with a skateboard.

“The suspects were arrested by members of the public, driving in their motor vehicle, who observed a man being robbed at knife-point of his skateboard and cell-phone,” he said.

After a struggle, the man being robbed managed to retrieve his cellphone, while he was assisted by the men in the vehicle, who managed to catch three of the young men.

Captain October said the fourth juvenile got away with the victim’s skateboard, through further investigation, they managed to arrest the fourth member at his residence in Claremont.

All four suspects were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, and appeared at Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday April 23.

In another incident, two male suspects, both aged 19, were arrested on the corner of Chapel and Nelson streets, Zonnebloem, on Saturday April 20, at 11.30pm, for being in possession of a stolen vehicle.

Captain October said the white bakkie was handed over to the Bellville police storage unit, and the owner was notified.

The suspects remained in police custody and appeared at Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday April 24.