Sandton Crime Scene – What Have I Missed?
Here are a few Sandton crime-related updates you might have missed over the holiday season!
ROLEX GANG MEMBERS ARRESTED (Saturday 5 January 2019)
Police have arrested two suspects on Woodmead Drive, Sandton. A stolen AUDI A3 was recovered and an unlicensed firearm and ammunition was seized.
NEW BREATHALYSER TEST LAUNCHED BY JMPD
The Evidential Breath Alcotest Machine (EBAT) gives an immediate print out of the driver’s alcohol content without the need for a blood sample.
JMPD says this may result in motorists being arrested on site and facing immediate prosecution.
A copy of the results will also be given to the driver and presented to the investigating officers. The fact that there will no longer be a need for blood test results means that drunk driving cases will be heard a lot quicker than before.
DRIVER SAVES FAMILY FROM HIJACKERS AT SANDTON PETROL STATION (Saturday 5 January)
Reports state that a family pulled up at the traffic light next to the Shell Garage on Katherine Street at 10.26pm. A metallic-grey BMW pulled up next to them and two armed men jumped out and approached the car.
The would-be victim immediately placed his car in reverse and and sped back down the road, as the hijackers opened fire. The hijackers then fled the scene. No-one was hurt in the gunfire.
Video 1: Attempted robbery last night at 10.15pm on Katherine Street Sandton (at the traffic light outside Shell). Gang fired three shots. The robbers were in a BMW. Luckily the family managed to escape. #CrimeWatch pic.twitter.com/ZgAh2umtxV— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) January 6, 2019