Breakthrough in Golden Arrow bus cases, seven suspects arrested

WESTERN CAPE – Detectives investigating the robberies of commuters on Golden Arrow buses in the Lingelethu West, Philippi East and Khayelitsha areas have made a breakthrough and arrested seven suspects on 20 May 2019. All seven suspects aged between 19 and 33 have appeared in the Philippi Magistrate’s Court yesterday, 22 May 2019 and have been remanded in custody until 30 May 2019 for a bail application. Property stolen during some of these robberies were also recovered.

Since December 2018 several robberies were perpetrated on buses which led to the establishment of a task team to investigate all cases in this regard.

More suspects are sought in connection with these robberies as well as the recent murder on 15 May 2019.

Source: South African Police Service