OFFICER WOUNDED, 3 ARRESTED IN WESTERN CAPE ROBBERY @ THE SPUR IN DURBANVILLE


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OFFICER WOUNDED, 3 ARRESTED IN WESTERN CAPE ROBBERY @ THE SPUR IN DURBANVILLE

OFFICIAL MEDIA RELEASE : Durbanville SAPS & CPF


Business robbery - Spur, Durbanville
Attempted murder, Durbanville


On 2016-08-22 at about 11:10 a business robbery occurred at the Durbanville Spur, Pampoenkraal Road, Durbanville. Three unknown African males entered the premises by accessing the back door of the Spur. One of the suspects threatened the manager and took her wedding ring, cell phone and watch.

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The suspects fled the scene. According to witnesses they jumped into a red Toyota Quantum minibus and fled in the direction of Durban road, Durbanville.

Constable Jonathan Stuurman and Warrant Officer Frederick Williams pulled over a red Quantum minibus on the corner of Durban Road and Eversdal Road that fitted the description of the vehicle in which the suspects fled.

While the members were getting out of the police vehicle, the suspects in the Quantum minibus jumped out of the minibus and started shooting at the members.

The members returned fire at the suspects. According to Constable Jonathan Stuurman two of the suspects were armed with firearms.

Warrant Officer Williams suffered a bullet wound to the right side of his head and is in a stable condition in the Durbanville Medi Clinic. The suspects fled the scene in different directions. One suspect was wounded on the scene.

The Police arrested the taxi driver as well as three suspects and recovered two firearms. A case of business robbery and attempted murder are being investigated.
Info: Capt Marchell Rhode, Durbanville SAPS
 

Message from Durbanville CPF Chairman, Denzil Smerdon:

It is with deep regret that we have been informed of this occurrence at the Durbanville Spur & subsequent actions - Our best wishes go out to the Manager on duty. 

We are indeed gratified that Warrant Officer Williams is in a stable condition. We are assured that no stone will remain untouched to bring to book the criminals who performed this dastardly and cowardly act.

Durbanville CPF wish to thank and acknowledge our community safety partnerships for their contributions :

  • Swift reporting of the incident to the SAPS
  • Community witnesses prepared to assist SAPS
  • Neighbourhood Watch - for reporting suspicious behavior & acting as “eyes & ears”
  • Alarm Response companies for assisting with the search and detaining of suspects
  • Northern Suburbs NHW Radio Network for communication between all parties
  • Community Victim Support volunteers for assisting with the debriefing of victims of crime
  • Our SAPS members, SAPS Cluster and Employment Health & Wellness members for support to our SAPS members

We wish both Cst Stuurman and especially W/O Williams a speedy and full recovery from this traumatic event.

The CPF condemns the attacks on police members and calls on all members of the public to work with law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime and the creation of safer communities. 

To join our active SAPS - Neighbourhood Watch – Alarm Response - Victim Support volunteer partnerships : email cpf.durbanville@gmail.com or comment below (please state residential area).