Two arrested for drugs

Lansdowne police arrested two women aged 27 and 61, on Thursday November 29, after they were found in possession of 18 000 mandrax tablets and R810 000 cash.

During a search at a house in Kenwood Road in Wetton at about 8.50pm, police also searched a black Audi A6 vehicle which was parked on the premises. In it they found the drugs and cash.

According to Lansdowne saps spokesman, sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka, the two women were arrested and detained at Lansdowne police office on charges of dealing in drugs and appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s court.

Mogamat Moosa from James Walk in Manenberg was sentenced to six years imprisonment on Thursday November 8, with three of them suspended for five years on condition that the accused is not convicted of aggravated robbery, robbery and theft during that time.

The court had found the 44-year-old guilty of robbing a 14-year-old boy at knifepoint at bus stop in Turfhall Road next to the robots of Jan Smuts and Turfhall roads on Monday November 5.

According to Sergeant Mnyaka, the victim had been approached by three unknown men who threatened to shoot him and ordered him to hand over his cellphone. One man searched him and took his cellphone and ran away in the direction of Hanover Park. When a police vehicle passed by, the boy gave the officers a description of the trio and the police caught one man. The boy was able to identify him as the man who had taken his cellphone. The suspect was detained at Lansdowne police station. The cellphone was not recovered and the other two suspects are yet to be arrested.

Lansdowne police arrested two men aged 33 and 28 for car jacking after they were spotted by LanRoe Neighbourhood Watch members on Friday November 23 at 2.30pm in a white Toyota Auris, with the registration number CA 730199.

According to Sergeant Mnyaka, an eyewitness reported that a truck had been delivering appliances on the corner of Smuts and Girvan roads when the white Toyota Auris stopped and two men, one with a firearm, approached the truck. The two pushed the driver and two passengers out of the truck and drove in the direction of Kromboom Road. Neighbourhood watch members chased after the truck which was being escorted by the Auris, and alerted the police.

The Toyota Auris and its two occupants, were blocked by police at Induland Crescent and police continued to chase the truck which was recovered abandoned in Brown’s farm with all the appliances.

The two men linked to the getaway car were arrested and detained at Lansdowne police station and face charges of car jacking. Both suspects are from Site B Khayelitsha. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported. The firearm was not recovered and other two suspects are yet to be arrested. The investigation continues.

Anyone with information can contact Lansdowne police on 021 700 9000 or crime stop on 08600 10111.