Safe city: Boshoff rapist held

2008-06-26 00:00

Safe City has announced that its SMS programme has been a success.

CEO Nutan Bhikha said about 125 smses have been received detailing incidents including bag-snatching in the CBD; car accidents; children selling pornographic DVDs; information about drugs; drunken driving; fire alerts; strike action and traffic congestion due to load-shedding or traffic lights out.

Bhika said Safe City received a false bomb scare and the police arrested the prankster. “We also received information relating to drugs, and this was directed to the South African Police Services’ crime investigation unit.”

Meanwhile, Safe City reported that nine people were arrested recently as a result of their criminal activities being recorded on camera.

One of the arrests was for a rape at the corner of Boshoff and Church streets in the early hours of June 23, said Lucas Holtzhausen, general manager for Safe City.

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