Service station robbery, police need assistance

2017-05-24 06:02

THE KwaDukuza SAPS are appealing to members of the public to come forward with information that may lead to the arrest and prosecution of suspects following a business robbery that took place at the Shell Dawnside service station on Monday morning.

KwaDukuza SAPS spokesperson, warrant officer Johannes Khoza said the robbery occurred at around 6:20am, and six suspects fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money after an armed robbery.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the KwaDukuza SAPS on 032 551 8200.

Additionally, the KwaDukuza SAPS have raised concerns over the increased number of housebreakings, house robberies and the theft of motor vehicles.

“We appeal to residents to ensure a neighbourhood watch is formed in their respective communities and that security companies and Community Policing Forums (CPF) elected in their areas are duly informed,” Khoza said. He further made a call to CPF structures to refrain from taking the law into their own hands.

“Sector commanders elected CPFs and youth crime prevention desks to deal with crime hand in hand with the police. These structures, however, are urged not to take it upon themselves to arrest criminals. Instead they should contact the sector commander whenever they cannot get ahold of the police station in matters of urgency,” Khoza said.

He said during delays, CPF members should try at all times to remain calm and restrained so as to avoid a situation where an apprehended suspect is assaulted.

“The magistrate’s court does not trial cases where a suspect has been assaulted and injured prior to being arrested by the police.
“If a suspect admits guilt during an assault, such an admission is taken as non-voluntarily, but as illegal and unacceptable. When CPF members take the law into their own hands by assaulting suspects it becomes vigilantism and it stunts the reach of the law,” Khoza said. 

The magistrate’s court does not trial cases where a suspect has been assaulted and injured prior to being arrested by the police.

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