Rorisang Kgosana
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18 Feb 2015
11:02 am

VIDEO: Robbers arrested following high speed-chase

Rorisang Kgosana

CCTV shows three robbers chased by Centurion Concerned Citizens (CCC) and CPF members in Wierda Park, Centurion, in Gauteng.

A screengrab of the video.

CCC spokesperson Hannes Du Buisson said a call was received on Friday about three men driving a white car on the corner of Howick and Underberg streets, Centurion Rekord reported.

“Upon following up, we found that the suspects robbed people by stopping them and taking their cellphones and money,” said Du Buisson.

The armed suspects lost control of their vehicle during the chase, hit a pavement, and came to a standstill, Du Buisson said.

“They jumped out and ran. Fortunately, they ran under a CCTV camera, and we managed to capture the footage,” added Du Buisson.

Du Buisson said CCC members arrested one of the robbers, who was found with a cellphone in his possession.

The man was also found with a document that stated he had been recently released on bail, added Du Buisson.

“The other two men were later arrested by the Wierdabrug CPF Sector 2 members,” Du Buisson said.

In a separate incident, two suspects were arrested, while another escaped after a high-speed chase on the P91 highway in Kempton Park, Gauteng, last Tuesday.

Sebenza police spokesperson Constable Sharon Tshotshothso said police were patrolling the area when they spotted the speeding Toyota bakkie, followed by a white BMW, and gave chase.

The bakkie was brought to a standstill near Greenstone, where the two men tried to make a getaway, Tshotshotsho added.

Police fired a warning shot, after which the men were arrested.

A third suspect in the BMW fled the scene, police said.

– Caxton News Service