Cape Town – Following the arrest of a teenager in Lavender Hill on Wednesday, residents reportedly stoned police vehicles and fired shots, Western Cape police said on Thursday.
Captain Frederick van Wyk, police’s provincial spokesperson, said the attack came after members of Operation Combat apprehended a 16-year-old female suspect.
Operation Combat, the unit specialising in curbing gang activity and the drug trade, is a joint effort by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and City of Cape Town law enforcement agencies such as Metro Police.
Two and a half madrax tablets were found in her possession, tucked away in a roll of bank notes totalling R880.
Van Wyk explained that the suspect would be assessed by a probation officer.