Four robbers, who stole a car in Cape Town on Sunday morning, drove straight to Pollsmoor Prison in an attempt to flee from police.

Cape Town law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason said the four men allegedly stole the car in the Hout Bay area.


"They were then chased by police and drove straight to the West Lake entrance of the prison, which is used for visitors and the prison wardens who live on the property. They got out and ran into the grounds of the prison where they were arrested," Dyason said.

He said when they were searched at the police station, it was found that they roughly had 35 cases of murder, attempted murder, theft and possession of illegal firearms pending against them.

Mombasa Road

In a seperate incident, more than 30 passengers were robbed by thugs who carjacked a matatu along Mombasa Road, Nairobi.

The Embasava matatu was ferrying passengers from the city centre to Embakasi when four of the passengers turned out to be thugs.

Police say the gang was armed with knives and pistols when they attacked the matatu commandeering it. It was commandeered towards Buruburu and passengers dumped in a dark alley in Baba Dogo area at about midnight.