Three ‘crowbar gang’ members arrested

BY 

On 

June 28, 2017
Three ‘crowbar gang’ members arrested

Following a high-speed car chase members of the police's flying squad arrested three suspected burglars. A crowbar was found in the vehicle which came to a standstill after crash. Photo: Supplied

Cops arrested a ‘crowbar gang’ today following a high-speed car chase through the leafy southern suburbs.

Police gave chase after spotting a VW Polo jumping a red robot on the M3 in Newlands on Wednesday shortly after noon.

Further investigation revealed the car had been stolen in Somerset West.

The suspects were eventually nabbed in Rondebosch after crashing into another car.

In the car, members of the Western Cape Flying Squad found stolen items from a robbery in Fish Hoek earlier on Wednesday, says police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut.

“At around 12.15pm a VW Polo travelling at a high speed was spotted disobeying a red traffic light on the M3 in Newlands, which prompted police to pursue,” he explains.

“The registration number of the vehicle was tested which revealed that the vehicle had been stolen in Somerset West.

“In an attempt to evade arrest, the driver drove at an excessive speed and collided with another vehicle in Klipper Road, Rondebosch, and finally came to a stop in Main Road.

“The three occupants, aged 25, 26 and 31 were arrested, and a search of the vehicle led to the discovery of household items and jewellery, stolen during a burglary in Fish Hoek earlier. A crowbar was also found in their possession. Once charged, the suspects are due to make a court appearance in Wynberg on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and stolen property.”

Recommended for you