Acting on a tip-off, police arrested a man last week who was wanted for a shooting that took place in January.
In what appeared to be an attempted hijacking gone wrong, the man had shot a woman through her car window in the early hours of the morning.
Captain Ezra October, spokesperson for the Cape Town Central police station, confirmed the suspect was being charged with attempted murder and possession of drugs.
Captain October said the man, who had been living in Bo-Kaap at the time, was arrested last Tuesday in Loop Street in the CBD.
“This arrest was a result of communication with the community and I think this shows that the community should trust us. It is important to encourage people to report crime.”
Nicola Jowell, chairperson of the Cape Town Central Community Police Forum (CPF), praised the community and the swift action of the police that led to the arrest.
She said a shooting incident, especially one of this nature, was an extremely rare occurrence in the Cape Town City Bowl area.
“People need to come forward and report crime. We have a civic duty to look out for each other.
“Well done to SAPS, they received information and acted on it swiftly,” she added.