Three nabbed for attempted kidnapping in Goodwood

Police have arrested three men following the attempted kidnapping of a 23-year-old woman in Goodwood.

According to Goodwood police spokesman Captain Wayne Theunis, two men approached the woman as she was walking in Carey Slater Street on Monday October 12, at about 5:15pm.

The men pulled her towards a grey BMW parked nearby, but she fought them off and shouted for help, as the men fled.

Police say they later arrested the three would-be abductors at the Plattekloof Village Engen garage. 

Police arrested a 29-year-old woman on the railway line near the corner of Dirkie Uys Street and Delwyn Drive in the early hours of Thursday October 15 for copper-cable theft.

Captain Theunis said the woman’s accomplice had managed to get away. The day before, officers patrolling the area had noticed a hole that had been dug next to the railway line close to Dirkie Uys Street and Delwyn Drive. Captain Theunis said the area was a hot spot for the theft of copper cable.

An elderly Goodwood woman was surprised in her home during the daytime on Thursday October 8 as a man entered from her garden, police say. He tied her up using strips of clothing and put a bag over her head before fleeing in her Hyundai with two cellphones, a laptop and cash. Later that day, police arrested three men in Mfuleni whom they suspect are linked to the robbery. Officers also recovered the woman’s stolen car and other belongings.

Police have arrested a 16-year-old youth accused of grabbing a cellphone from the shirt pocket of a male motorist stopped at a traffic light on the corner of Hugo Street and Voortrekker Road on Wednesday October 14 at about 12.30pm. The driver chased the thief who dropped the phone. Elsies River police officers in the area at the time arrested the suspect and recovered the cellphone.

On the same day, in Voortrekker Road, three muggers attacked a 65-year-old man and took a chain from his neck. Police say a Metro police officer arrested one of the muggers.