Eleven arrested with drugs

2015-07-28 13:56

Eleven people have been arrested with drugs during six shebeen operations in Hout Bay.

During the arrests last week two dagga zolle, 11 stops of dagga and two and a half mandrax tablets were confiscated. In two incidents mandrax powder was also found and confiscated, says Warrant Officer Tanya Lesch, spokesperson of the Hout Bay police station.

. An attempted robbery in Bethal Road, Hout Bay was foiled on Monday last week. The victim stepped into his workshop at about 17:30 when he noticed an unknown man.

“The suspect drew a knife and went towards the complainant with the knife in his hands and a struggle ensued. However, during the struggle the complainant overpowered the suspect,” Lesch says.

She says a security guard and a member of the public managed to apprehend a second suspect. Both suspects were arrested on charges of robbery with a weapon and appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday last week.

. The Pep store in Hout Bay was robbed on Monday last week. At about 11:00 two unknown suspects entered the store and one of them pointed a firearm at a cashier and demanded her to open the till.

Lesch says the suspects then instructed the cashiers and manager to go to the manager’s office and they fled the scene in a silver Avanza.

“The suspects fled with cellphones and an undisclosed amount of cash. No arrests have been made yet.” she says

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