Motorists warned in Nyanga

2017-02-16 06:01
 The on and off ramps in Borchedds Quarry have become a fortress for smash and grabbers.  PHOTO: FILE

The on and off ramps in Borchedds Quarry have become a fortress for smash and grabbers. PHOTO: FILE

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Nyanga police have warned motorists to be on the lookout for robbers on the on and off ramps of Borchedds Quarry.

According to Captain Ntomboxolo Sitshitshi this intersection, Klipfontein and New Eisleben Roads in the Crossroads vicinity were high crime areas.

“Incidents of smash and grabs have been reported in these areas and women as well have been victims.

Drivers and passengers are advised not to display their valuables. Keep them locked in the boot,” said Sitshitshi.

She advised to be on the look-out for suspicious persons and be vigilant when approaching robots in the mentioned roads.

Sitshitshi also revealed that more than 170 suspects have been apprehended in Nyanga policing precinct in a period of a week.

She said that the arrests were a results of various operations targeting the Browns Farm, Crossroads, Nyanga, Cossovo and Samora Machel, Heinz Park and Sweet Home Farms areas.

“Of the total arrests 103 suspects only were arrested from Friday to Sunday.

Three suspects were apprehended for the possession of illegal firearms and ammunition, 13 suspects were apprehended for cases of murder.

More than 20 for dealing and possession of drugs, 19 for dealing in liquor, 20 for cases assault with grievous bodily harm as well as drunken driving,” she said.

She added that other suspects were detained for assaults, crimes against women and children, possession of stolen vehicle, malicious damage to property and other various crimes.

Liters of liquor, substantial amounts of drugs, two firearms and dangerous weapons were confiscated, she concluded.

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