SAPS stamps out crime

2018-02-06 06:00

HILLCREST police are taking a zero-tolerance approach to crime in the area, and with public assistance, have made great arrests in the past few weeks.

According to Hillcrest SAPS communications officer Captain Linzi Smith, the first arrest was made on January 10.

“An intelligence-driven operation was conducted with a consolidated effort from Hillcrest SAPS and Pinetown OCC members.

“They arrested a known wanted suspect for multiple house robberies that took place in Hillcrest in recent weeks,” she said.

Smith said that it is still an ongoing investigation to link the suspect to further crimes in the area.

In another intelligence-driven operation on January 16, the Hillcrest detective branch arrested another suspect wanted for house breaking in the Upper Highway area.

She said: “Upon taking his fingerprints, the members linked the suspect to a further five housebreaking cases in the area.

“The suspect has been charged and has appeared in court. No bail was granted.

“All the members involved are to be commended for their dedication and hard work,” said Smith.

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