Seven Suspects Arrested for Attempted Murder and Possession of Illegal Firearm [press release]

Western Cape: This morning (2014-12-24) at about 07:10 the police arrested six men and a woman whilst they were running away from a crime scene in Crossroads. According to the reports the suspects tried to rob firearms from security guards who were escorting a bread delivery truck during which an exchange of gunfire ensued. It is believed that whilst suspects fled from the scene in a silver Golf GTI, they collided with a police vehicle.

The six men aged between (18 and 28) and a 24 year-old woman, believed to be the owner of the vehicle, were immediately apprehended. A 38 Special Revolver was recovered wrapped in a child’s pink vest inside the vehicle.

Suspects will appear at Athlone magistrates’ court on the 29 December 2014 for cases of attempted murder and possession of an illegal firearm.

Source : South African Police Service