Metro cops patrolling in Crossroads arrested two teenagers aged 17 and 14 for robbery on Monday 06 February. Spokeswoman Ruth Solomons said officers were patrolling when they were flagged down by a robbery victim who had just been robbed.
The officers helped the victim and managed to track the robbers. “Officers assisted a robbery victim who positively identified two teenagers (14 & 17) as the perpetrators. An imitation firearm was recovered at the home of one of the suspects, and their parents were informed as they are both minors,” said Solomons.
A resident who spoke to Ezitshisayo said the kids are known for robbing people and they are always arrested and released since they are minors.
“They know that nothing will happen to them so they continue doing the same thing. They used to rob people wearing uniforms but now they have stopped going to school as they focus on robbing people,” said a resident.
Meanwhile, in a different incident officers arrested two suspects, aged 22 and 30 in Hanover Park. Officers responded to a complaint and spotted the suspects, one holding a firearm but when they saw cops the suspect ran away and threw the firearm onto a nearby roof.
Officers quickly arrested them and recovered a Vektor SP1 firearm and 13 rounds of ammunition.