Six nabbed over the weekend

2016-08-16 06:00

Grassy Park police have arrested six suspects over the weekend for various crimes.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says on Friday 12 August, three suspects were arrested for a stolen vehicle.

“On Friday at about 09:15 visible police officers of Grassy Park received information that a Bantam bakkie was being stripped in Riemvasmaak, Phumlani Village. When the officers arrived they saw the suspects who then tried to flee,” Kleinsmith explains.

The three suspects aged 18, 22 and 30 were arrested.

“When testing the vehicle it was found that it was stolen on a Woodstock case of July. The suspects were arrested on charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle,” she says.

The suspects appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday 15 August.

Stolen goodsCrime prevention continued on Saturday 13 August at 02:45 when officers were busy with stop and searches in the vicinity of Prince George Drive.

“Information was followed up of a man pushing a wheelie bin. Officers stopped the man and searched the bin. They found soccer boots, medical stuff and cooler boxes,” Kleinsmith says.

The 31-year-old suspect could not give a reasonable explanation as to where he got the goods, says Kleinsmith, and was arrested for possession of possible stolen goods.

Kleinsmith says an officer then recalled that he had an earlier compliant at Kannemeyer Primary in 3rd Avenue and went to investigate.

“The principal was informed that a suspect was arrested and that he should come down to the police station where he identified the stolen goods and a case of business burglary was opened for investigation,” Kleinsmith says. The suspect appeared on both charges in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

On the same day at about 21:00, a 65-year-old complainant parked his Green Isuzu bakkie, valued at R40 000, at the Grassy Park Hotel parking area.

“When he returned to his vehicle at 22:30 he discovered his vehicle was stolen. The complainant then opened a theft of motor vehicle case,” she says.

Vehicle theftOn Sunday 14 August, two suspects were then arrested for the theft of the vehicle at about 13:15.

Kleinsmith says reservist officers of Grassy Park police spotted a vehicle turning off into Zilleren Heights in Parkwood with four occupants.

“Officers followed them and when approaching the vehicle the occupants fled. Two of the suspects were caught and after testing the vehicle it was established that it was the Isuzu bakkie that was reported stolen the night before,” she says.

The two suspects aged 33 and 20 were arrested on charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

The suspects are due to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court today.

V Anyone with information on crime can call the police on 021 700 3940 or CrimeStop on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

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