Police make huge strides in crime bust

2016-02-25 06:00

Harare police have arrested more than 70 suspects over the weekend from Friday to Sunday, in Khayelitsha. These arrests came as a result of commitment and dedication shown by police to curb crime in the area. Other arrests came as a result of good working relationship with other law enforcements like metro police, traffic and law enforcement. A number of people were arrested for drunken driving from the roadblocks and vehicle check points that were held around Khayelitsha area. Others were found to be in possession of dangerous weapons and drugs during stop and search operations. Police also made several arrests when conducted tracing of outstanding suspects with warrants of arrests.

However police urge the members of the community to supply the police with information regarding the murders that occurred over the weekend. Police are concerned with the numbers of firearms that are in circulation in the community as they are used to commit crime.

In one incident in Endlovini, Khayelitsha the deceased was shot inside his house allegedly by a group of males. The incident occurred on Saturday at about 11pm when the suspects forced their way inside the house and allegedly demanded a firearm. When they could not get the firearm they shot the owner of the house. He was taken to hospital where he later died. They left the house with a Plasma TV, two cell phones and an undisclosed amount of money. A case of murder and business robbery is being investigated.

In a separate incident in Makhaza, 39 Block, police attended a murder scene where they encountered a male (26) with a gunshot wound on his upper body. Upon further investigation police discovered another victim on the same scene with a stab wound. Both males were declared dead on the scene. There is no information received so far as to uncover the details of the incidents and there are no arrests made at this stage hence the police are requesting information from the community. Anyone with information is kindly requested to contact Harare SAPS at (021) 363 9000 and request the investigating officer detective W/O Saddick Benjamin or contact crime stop at 08600 10111.

Meamwhile, Harare SAPS is requesting the public to assist in identifying two unknown bodies in a state mortuary. An unknown male was found deceased on Sunday 14 February, at approximately 08:00 at Oscar Mpeta Road direction of Monwabisi beach next to Endlovini in Khayelitsha. The deceased is estimated between the ages of 28 and 34. He was found with several wounds to his body allegedly assaulted to death. He was wearing blue jeans and a pink top. Anyone who would be able to identify the body is requested to contact the Investigating Officer D/Cst Nkanyiso Nyudwana at 073 138 2913. Another body of an unknown female (a coloured) approximately 24 years was discovered at Monwabisi beach, Baden Powell in Khayelitsha on Tuesday 16 February at 10:00. She was a wearing black dress, pink shoes and has a Chinese tattoo on her right leg. Police suspect that she was strangled as she had marks on her neck. Anyone who would be able to identify the body is requested to contact the Investigating Officer D/Sgt Ngwako Maponya at 083 480 0283.

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