Keen eyes help cops catch crooks

2016-11-08 06:00

Keen eyes in Kensington have been keeping police on track with crime-fighting efforts in the area.

Kensington police spokesperson Sergeant David Stemmet points out that in recent week the police noticed an increase in common robberies at Maitland Cemetery and Century train station.

Patrols in those areas were increased. Reports from the public also led to some arrests.

“We want to make the public aware of how their keen eyes can assist us,” he says.

“On Friday 27 October at 23:40 a man was cornered by a suspect on the corner of Dapper Road and 11th Avenue in Kensington.

“He was robbed of his cellphone but managed to run away to report the incident.

“A patrol van responded to the complaint and the suspect was arrested in Beaufort Street with the cellphone in his possession.”

In another incident two officers’ quick action led to another arrest on Saturday 28 October.

“The two officers were walking from Mutual station towards Kensington Police Station when they were told of an incident in which another person had been robbed of a cellphone and money.

“They reacted to the call and caught up with two men in 12th Avenue with the stolen items in their possession.”

Police received information about drugs at an address in Glider Crescent, Facreton last Tuesday.

“We sprang into action at about 12:30 to raid the address and officers found 19 parcels of dagga hidden in a washing basket.

“A woman at the address was arrested and will be facing charges of dealing in drugs.”

Stemmet reminds all firearm owners to ensure that they renew their licences 90 days before the date on which it will expire.

V Call the firearm office on 021 594 7039 for more information.

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