Florida CPF assists with arrest

The scene where two suspects were arrested. Photos: Supplied

The alertness and quick thinking of a Florida Community Policing Forum (CPF) Sector 1 patroller led to the arrest of two suspects wanted for a street robbery.

Also read: Florida CPF get their bad guys

On the afternoon of 18 April, the patroller noticed a red Volkswagen Polo in the Whiteridge area, and identified it as the vehicle that was used in the street robbery perpetrated on young woman in Roosevelt Park. The robbery took place on 9 April and was caught on CCTV camera. The footage showed a young woman walking on the sidewalk when a red vehicle stopped next to her. A man climbed out and appeared to ask her something, before trying to grab her cellphone. A scuffle broke out, and after he got what he wanted, he ran away.

See the video footage here: 

Posted by Florida CPF Sector 1 on Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The CPF patroller immediately called for backup and followed the vehicle until other patrollers and security units arrived. With the help of Apcan Security, Dunmar Security, SCP Security (Roosevelt Park), Florida Block Watch and patrollers from the Florida, Newlands, Quellerina and Bergbron Sector (FNQB), the vehicle was stopped and the suspects detained until members of the Florida Police arrived.

A Florida police member searching the suspects’ vehicle.

The police officers searched the vehicle and found a quantity of drugs. They arrested the two suspects for possession of drugs as well as armed street robbery.

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at roodepoortrecord@caxton.co.za (remember to include your contact details) or phone us on 011 955 1130.

For free daily local news on the West Rand, also visit our sister newspaper websites 

Randfontein Herald

Krugersdorp News 

Get It Joburg West Magazine

Remember to visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to let your voice be heard!

  AUTHOR
Adéle Bloem
Journalist

find your
dream home

looking for an
affordable
apartment

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News

COMMENTS

randfontein_2014_smallkrugersdorpnews_2014_smallgetitlooklocal.co.zaAutodealer.co.za
Top
Recommended Story
Drug bust – One arrested and large amount of drugs confiscated

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

SUBSCRIBE
to our free NEWSLETTER
!
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Bedfordview Edenvale News
Kempton Express


Your details:


Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)
Other