A man suspected of being involved in the murder of a security guard at Roeland Square during a robbery earlier this year, was arrested last Friday.
He was identified by a provincial detective after he was involved in another robbery in Bellville, and arrested.
The robbery took place in Roeland Square outside Orms Pro Photo shop in February this year. According to police information, a CBR City Bowl Armed Response security officer was gunned down at close range inside the parking area by armed robbers, after receiving call-out for a panic alarm at Orms.
Video footage obtained from Orms and given to the police, helped the detective identify one of the robbers.
Police said an interview with the arrested robber led to the identification of the vehicles used in the robbery, apparently without the owner’s knowledge or consent. Bail has been opposed.
In another incident, a student was charged with perjury.
Cape Town Central police arrested a CPUT student for perjury on Friday September 4 after he confessed to having lied about a cellphone robbery to claim from his insurance company.
Police spokesperson Captain Ezra October said last month, the student opened a case of common assault, indicating that he had realised afterward that his iPhone had been taken from his jacket pocket during the fight.
He said he didn’t know who stole the phone as there were lots of people at the scene of the fight. Then, later on the same day, he opened a robbery case for the same missing cellphone without the knowledge of the investigating officer.
He called on Thursday morning to tell the investigating officer that he should tell the man who assaulted him to pay the excess fee on the insurance claim, after which he arrived at the station with the bill, said Captain October.
The investigating officer then called the insurance company, where it was revealed that the student gave them an affidavit saying he was robbed by two men at Constitution street.
When he was questioned about the insurance claim as well as the affidavit, he admitted that he lied about the robbery and was charged with perjury.
During crime prevention operations and foot patrols on the Station Deck, Napier, Hout, Dorp, Hanover, Adderley and Strand streets on Monday September 7 lead to the arrest of eight people in possession of illegal substances with an estimated street value of R 2000.
On the same day, a man was arrested for possession of stolen goods on the Station Deck.