Criminals have nowehere to hide

2016-03-10 06:00
 Harare SAPS members with arrested suspects from left: D/Sgt Cornelius Van Niekerk and D/Sgt Bradley Davidsords

Harare SAPS members with arrested suspects from left: D/Sgt Cornelius Van Niekerk and D/Sgt Bradley Davidsords

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The Khayelitsha cluster, which includes SAPS Khayelitsha, Lingelethu West, Harare, Macassar, Somerset West, Strand, Lwandle and Gordon’s Bay, is proud of its recent crime busting success.

Scores of law breakers, recently are behind bars as a result.

During operations in the past week, 71 houses were searched and 116 suspects were arrested. Substantial amounts heroin, tik, mandrax, cocaine and dagga were confiscated.

.In another, a total of 74 operations were conducted at taxi ranks and three roadblocks were held. Four stolen vehicles were recovered. 5894 litres of liquor were confiscated. 29 wanted suspects were arrested during tracing operations.

.In Lingelethu West a 33 year old male was arrested for house robbery, after the complianant reported that he had been asleep with his partner when he answered to a knock on the door. Upon opening, he saw four males, one of them armed with a firearm. They threatened him and stole running shoes, clothes, cash and cellphones. The suspect appeared at the Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday.

.Last Wednesday, a shop owner in Site C was robbed at gunpoint by three suspects, wherein the stole goods from the shop. However, not long after, all three suspects were nabbed, ad have appeared at the khayelitsha court last Thursday.

.Last Thursday, members of the organised crime unit arrested a man who gave them information leading to the seizure of several firearms. A Norinco, Z88, Argo, CZ .65 pistols were seixed, including a 7.65 firearm were seized.

The man was arrested for the possession of illegal arsenal.

.A 32 year old male suspect learnt that the arm of the law is very long when he was arrested for a murder that occurred in 2008.

On 29 March 2008 members of Harare SAPS attended to a murder scene where a 29 year old male had been stabbed to death. A 32 year old male was arrested on 01 March 2016 for the murder and appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court on 03 March 2016.

.On the same day at 19:05 a complainant was in the chain retailer in Khayelitsha when six males entered, all of them armed. They took a till which contained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot to K-block in Khayelitsha.

A 21 year old male was arrested for business robbery and the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

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