Mountain Rise crime blitz

2011-09-15 00:00

THE Mountain Rise police motorbike squad and crime prevention unit came down hard on suspected criminals on Tuesday.

Several men were arrested for crimes including armed robbery and dealing illegally in contraband and alcohol. The contraband was, valued at more than R35 000.

Station commander Brigadier Francis Bantham said that at about 1 pm on Tuesday two knife-wielding men accosted two nurses and robbed them of cellphones in Northdale. The community raised the alarm and the motorbike squad arrested the suspects and recovered the phones.

In the Raisethorpe business area the squad arrested a man for dealing in illegal DVDs and smuggled cigarettes worth about R5000. Another tip-off led the squad to arrest a man from Sobantu for selling liquor without a licence. Liquor valued at about R20 000 was confiscated.

Bantham said the police are adopting zero tolerance approach.

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