Police make several arrests

2016-06-16 06:00
 SAPS members Constables Luyanda Madabane, Ngawodwa Mkalipi, Nokuthula Sidzumo and Aphiwe Mondi showing off the exhibits while three handcuffed suspects are standing at the back.

SAPS members Constables Luyanda Madabane, Ngawodwa Mkalipi, Nokuthula Sidzumo and Aphiwe Mondi showing off the exhibits while three handcuffed suspects are standing at the back.

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Three Khayelitsha couples has been arrested on suspicion of criminal activities after they were found in possession of toy guns, drugs and cash on Tuesday.

According to Harare SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant Siyabulela Vukubi the arrest was a result of a community tip off.

“Our members were conducting routine patrols when they received an anonymous tip-off. Acting on information, at approximately 6AM, they raided a house in Block 54 in Kuyasa in Khayelitsha, where, on entry, they found two occupants a male, 21 and a female, 18.

After a request to search the house, they recovered two toy guns that resembled real firearms and five rounds of ammunition. they also found a flash device, which is normally used by electricity and airtime vendors, various packets of cigarettes, 31 dagga stops and an undisclosed amount of cash,” said Vukubi.

He explained that the two led police to a third suspect who were allegedly accomplises in a spate of robberies.

“The third suspect, 23, was also linked to a street robbery that occurred recently when he was pointed out by the complainant. All three suspects were arrested and are facing charges of possession of ammunition, possession of stolen property and dealing in dagga. They are expected to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court,” said Vukubi.

He also expressed gratitude to the community members who supplied information to the police.

. Meanwhile, Khayelitsha detectives working on a hunch, pounced on three gunmen who started to behave suspicciously of being in eye contact with the police.

“The detectives were tracing wanted suspects; they spotted three suspicious-looking males at C - Section in Site C, Khayelitsha. The suspects started to run in different directions.

Police apprehend one of the suspects and he led the police to a house where he alleged that he was going to purchase drugs. Police searched the house and recovered a 9mm pistol loaded with fourteen rounds,” said Vukubi.

Upon further search they discovered an empty AK47 riffle magazine and a pistol magazine which was also empty.

“Further investigation led the police to another house in the same Section in Site C where they encountered four occupants.

They recovered an explosive device and sixteen rounds. Five men between the ages of 23 and 34 year old were arrested and will appear in Khayelitsha magistrates court.

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