The first suspect is about 25-years-old, is well built and medium in height. He is light in complexion and was wearing gold jewellery and formal clothing. He was carrying a firearm.
The suspects appeared in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court, where they were granted bail of R2000, 00.
Communications officer of Chatsworth SAPS, Cpt Cheryl Pillay said, “Upon receiving this complaint, police officers immediately circulated the information, which led to the arrest and recovery of a cellphone and a gas gun.”
Residents and children fled for cover as a brazen gunman allegedly opened fire on a group of men in the Hime Street Flats in Wentworth.
Police were at the scene and will be investigating further.
Three suspects, between the ages of 25 and 29, appeared in the Bafokeng Magistrate’s Court on charges of illegal possession of copper cables, last week.
The Trio Crime Unit was patrolling the Chatsworth area, when they noticed two men, one armed with a toy firearm, forcing a woman out of a black Audi.
Communications officer of the Chatsworth SAPS, Cpt Cheryl Pillay, said it is alleged that a Metropolitan police officer responded to a complaint of animal cruelty at the residence in Montford.
The matter was reported to the police station for further investigation and the case was soon thereafter transferred to the local FCS unit.
The eThekwini Inner South Cluster Intelligence Driven Operation and eThekwini Inner South Cluster Crime Combatting Unit were responsible for the successful arrest.
Teams of investigators from the FCS units managed to secure 50 convictions during the same period while other cases remain under investigation.