Cops give criminals tough time

2016-01-21 06:00
Constables Siyabulela Qubu, Nomfanelo Mngongo and Seargent Morne Rossouw arrested a 47 year old suspect after receiving a tip-off about a man selling drugs to young children in K-Section in Site B on Saturday . PHOTO: Lindile Mbontsi

Constables Siyabulela Qubu, Nomfanelo Mngongo and Seargent Morne Rossouw arrested a 47 year old suspect after receiving a tip-off about a man selling drugs to young children in K-Section in Site B on Saturday . PHOTO: Lindile Mbontsi

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) is slowly but surely giving criminals a run for their crimes, so to speak.

This follows a string of arrests made in Mfuleni and Khayelitsha, recently.

.A 31 year old suspect was arrested after being found behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle last Tuesday, on New Eisleben Road in Mfuleni. The suspect accelerated after he was pulled over by police. A chase ensued and he was cornered in Kosovo after he abandoned the car, a white Mazda, and attempted to flee on foot.

He has since appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court, charged with the possession of stolen vehicle, reckless and negligent driving and malicious damage to property.

.A group of five suspects aged between 26 and 30 years, were arrested after they were caught committing an act of burglary in Strand last Tuesday. Security officers responded to an alleged burglary in Diaz Street and gave chase after noticing a suspicious-looking silver Hyundai Gertz with five occupants speeding away from the scene. The officers alerted Strand police who then requested back up from Khayelitsha SAPS since the vehicle was headed in the direction of Khayelitsha. The vehicle was stopped on the N2 near Site C. While searching the suspects, a replica firearm was found and as the owner of the vehicle was being traced, it was discovered that the vehicle had been stolen in Bellville in December last year. Presumed stolen property was also confiscated. The suspects were expected to appear in the Strand Magistrate’s Court last Thursday on charges of house breaking and theft, possession of stolen property and possession of illegal firearm.

.A 54 year old suspect was arrested after he was found with 85 dagga plants at his Strand premises on Friday.

He was also due to appear in court.

.Nine suspects were arrested for house robbery, attempted murder and murder, in Harare on Friday.

.The police officers also arrested a 48 year old suspected of dealing in drugs, at K Section, Site B, on Saturday.

Upon searching the house, police found mandrax tablets, 58 cell phones, a laptop and about R9764 cash.

.On Saturday at about 1pm robbers tied a husband and wife, and proceeded to ransack the house, making off with valuables, including a firearm and a vehicle.

Police followed up on information and recovered the vehicle and some of the stolen goods. A 29 year old suspect was arrested.

All suspects are expected to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court.

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