Law enforcement auxiliary members, the South African Police Service and the local neighbourhood watch thwarted a crowbar gang’s attempt to escape with a vehicle full of stolen goods in Plumstead yesterday.
The five suspects had just left a house in Hanley Road, Plumstead when they were spotted by the neighbourhood watch.
Law enforcement gave chase on the M5 from Dick Burton Road towards Kenilworth, they were then joined by the police.
The suspects stopped the vehicle on the M5 and two of them fled into a nearby property.
The other three sped off in the vehicle.
The police went after the vehicle which they managed to stop in Racecourse Road in Kenilworth and arrested the trio.
Law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason said, “Law enforcement focused on the two on foot and caught and arrested them inside the private property they attempted to hide in.”