Crime watch: CCTV helps police nab stab suspects

2009-07-10 00:00

CCTV cameras in the Pietermaritzburg CBD and its control room staff were instrumental in the arrest of three robbers — who could be linked to other crimes in the city — after an attempted murder in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Police spokesman Senior Superintendent Henry Budhram said police received a report of a robbery under way between the corner of Church and West streets at around 2.45 am. However, by the time the police arrived on the scene, the robbers had fled. The victim had been walking along Church Street when three men cornered him and stabbed him several times. By yesterday, the victim was in a serious but stable condition. “Police, with the assistance of the CCTV control room, were led to a tavern nearby, where the three suspects were arrested. One of the suspects was found in possession of a knife believed to have been used in the incident.”

The suspects will appear in court shortly.

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