High crime rate linked to alcohol - cops

2010-10-24 21:25

kalahari.com

Port Elizabeth - Eighty percent of crimes committed in SA's third most populous township, Motherwell in Port Elizabeth, are alcohol related, said police on Sunday.

Motherwell station commander Keith Meyer said that the 13km² township has 106 licenced taverns and many illegal shebeens.

"Apart from drunken driving and drunk and disorderly arrests, seven armed robbers were arrested for holding up a Somali-owned shop. The men, ranging in age from 18 to 26, will appear in court (on Monday). Another man was arrested after being found in possession of stolen goods, weapons and cash," said Meyer.

Meanwhile, a 19-year old man has been arrested in Nellmapius, near Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, after he allegedly stabbed to death another man following an argument over a girlfriend. Police spokesperson Shawane Sepato said the argument between the two men started in a tavern in the area.

Sepato said one man stabbed the other with a sharp object. The man was certified dead upon his arrival at hospital. Police arrested 145 suspects for various crimes during a crime operation in the Mamelodi cluster.

Sepato says suspects were arrested for crimes including possession of dagga, assault, possession of stolen motor vehicles and the possession of firearms and ammunition.

- SAPA
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