Integrated co-ordination by several clusters within the SAPS, Traffic Officials and Security Services led to the arrest of two suspects who were being sought for house robberies.
At approximately 14h45 today, a local security manager from Grahamstown alerted the SAPS that they were following a vehicle on the N2 from Grahamstown towards Peddie. The occupants, three males, were allegedly involved in a house robbery in Grahamstown. The details of the vehicle were circulated through several emergency channels. Officials from Peddie, Port Alfred, East London and King William’s Town responded, setting up roadblocks, vehicle checkpoints and vigorously patrolling their routes.
Information was received that the vehicle turned off the N2 towards Hamburg on the R72 at Peddie. Still, in pursuit, the new model vehicle entered the R72 and turned toward East London. The chase ended when the driver lost control and overturned the vehicle near Kidds Beach. Two of the three suspects were arrested as they attempted to flee, while the third suspect fled the scene.
The suspects who are estimated to be in their late twenties, will appear in the Grahamstown Magistrate’s Court later this week and face several charges including house robbery, malicious damage to property and reckless and negligent driving.
Press release and pictures by Captain Mali Govender.