Local Crime On Our Doorstep
SANDTON CRIME NEWS IN BRIEF: Security guard shot at petrol station; attempted hijacking outside Sandown High School; motorist wounded at Rivonia petrol station; and suspect arrested for an attempted housebreak in Parkmore.
SECURITY GUARD SHOT AT SANDTON PETROL STATION
(Tuesday 16 October) – A security guard was shot at a Kramerville petrol station. The two suspects held the cashier up at gunpoint while demanding both cash and cigarettes. The security guard was shot in the stomach outside the shop and robbed of his firearm. He is in a stable condition in hospital. The suspects escaped in a Grey Volkswagen Polo.
ATTEMPTED HIJACKING OUTSIDE SANDOWN SCHOOL
(Monday 15 October) – Three men have been arrested following an attempted hijacking outside Sandown High School in Sandton on Monday. The owner of the car had stopped at an intersection when the attempted hijacking took place. Contrary to reports, there was no shootout and the suspect did not try and escape via the school. The three men were arrested.
MOTORIST WOUNDED AT RIVONIA PETROL STATION
(Monday 15 October, 10am) – A man was shot when entering a Sasol petrol station in Rivonia, Sandton on Monday. The suspect apparently pulled out a gun and began shooting. The victim was shot twice in the right arm and was treated in hospital for his wounds. The motive is still unclear.
SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR AN ATTEMPTED HOUSEBREAK IN PARKMORE
(Sunday 14 October) – According to the Parkmore Community Association, the arrest was made at 112 10th Street late on Sunday evening At around 8:50pm, 24/7 Security responded to an alarm on 11th Street and, on arrival, found another security firm responding to an alarm at the neighbouring property. The suspects were reported to be jumping from yard to yard.
While 24/7 Security was still looking for the suspects, they received an alarm activation at 112 10th street and quickly responded.
On arrival they found two suspects jumping over the gate. One was apprehended and the other escaped over the roof.