Two men, who were armed with a handgun, were arrested just before 9 o’clock this evening after being nabbed by members of a Police patrol in Sixth Avenue, Diamond.
The men were reportedly cornered after a failed carjacking attempt. Residents raised an alarm after dogs in the area started barking loudly and the two men were spotted crawling through drains behind the houses in the area.
Quick action by the police resulted in the men being cornered and arrested. According to reports, the two were fingered in the recent theft of a motorcycle in the same community.
Investigators are expected to carry out ballistics tests on the handgun found in the possession of the two men, in an effort to see whether there are any possible links to other crimes.
The two men are currently in Police custody.