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Golden ArrowCape Times reports that Golden Arrow Bus Service in Cape Town has offered a R50,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the three men who robbed passengers at gunpoint on a bus travelling from Claremont to Mitchells Plain.  

Spokesperson Bronwen Dyke-Beyer said the incident took place just before 8pm on Tuesday and no injuries were reported.  She explained further:  “The three armed suspects, who pretended to be passengers, stole cellphones and other personal belongings from passengers and the driver.  The matter was immediately reported to the SAPS.  The issue of crime on board our buses is a complex one as we have over 1,000 buses on the roads doing multiple trips per day.  Golden Arrow has instituted covert measures and increased our own security patrols in certain areas, and we are also exploring other options.”  Disgruntled commuters took to social media calling for the company to send escorts to crime hotspots.  They identified the Claremont-Mitchells Plain route as notorious, saying they had not seen security patrols there since last year.

  • Read the full original of Okuhle Hlati’s report on this matter at Cape Times

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