Cape Town crowbar gang put behind bars

By Doug Mattushek - 05 August 2019Views : 1372


Grassy Park police apprehended four members of a crowbar gang in Cape Town on the weekend.

The goods news is largely thanks to a brave Grassy Park resident, who reportedly followed the gang after they broke into a house in the neighbourhood.

"The citizen kept following these guys around Diep River while informing the police of their whereabouts through radio control until the four suspects, who were in a Peugeot, were caught by police in De Wet Road, Ottery," Melvin Jonkers, the Grassy Park community policing forum chairperson, told the Cape Argus.

The gang attempted to flee and short chase and shootout ensued, with no injuries being reported. Police arrested four persons and found a crowbar, a screwdriver and R25 000 worth of stolen goods in the car, which was reported stolen in Khayelitsha.