Tip-off hits in crime battle

2017-06-27 06:00
Arresting officers, constables Anele Bidi and Masomelele Gcali, with some of the items they confiscated when they arrested two people in Parkwood last week.

Arresting officers, constables Anele Bidi and Masomelele Gcali, with some of the items they confiscated when they arrested two people in Parkwood last week.

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Grassy Park police are serious about getting illegal guns and drugs off the streets.

On Wednesday last week they reacted swiftly to information from the public and arrested two people from Parkwood.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Constable Lubabalo Balintulo says this arrest proves how the public can play a part in stopping crime in their neighbourhoods.

“At about 08:00 that morning officers were on duty at the station when a member of the public came in to give us information about a house in Viljoen Walk in Parkwood where stolen goods and guns were stored,” he says.

“We reacted to this information and when we searched the house we found a Glock pistol with no serial number, two parcels of dagga as well as some suspected stolen items.

“A man (42) and a woman (25) were arrested.”

Balintulo adds that the police would like to thank the members of the public who come forward, saying that it proves that partnerships with police can work.

“We want to assure all residents that, despite some bad perceptions of our work in the area, we are doing our best to make the area safer and crime-free for all,” he says.

“Many people are quick to complain but if we get information that leads to arrests like this we can win the battle against crime.”

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