CRIME WRAP

2018-04-24 06:00

V Manenberg: Two local residents, aged 38 and 24, were victims of a shooting in the area on Sunday night, which left one of them dead and the other seriously wounded. The incident occurred shortly after 21:00 in Renoster Walk when unknown men pulled out a firearm and fired several shots at the victims. A case of murder and attempted murder have since been opened for investigation, and no arrests have been made as yet.

V Manenberg: Police arrested two suspects, aged 29 and 37, on Thursday afternoon for the possession of a firearm and ammunition. The two males were arrested after they were found in a backyard in Pecos Walk where police members conducted a search and found the firearm buried in the yard. Both appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court and were released on bail.

V Manenberg: Police recovered a firearm on the corner of Plate Road and Rio Grande Walk on Thursday evening. Police members deployed in the area were doing foot patrols when they saw males standing in Red River Walk. One suspect had a firearm and pointed it at police before running off. Police managed to confiscate the firearm. A case of possession of a firearm has been opened for investigation as the suspect is known to the police and will be arrested in due course.

V Manenberg: A 24-year-old suspect was arrested for the possession of a firearm and ammunition on Thursday. Police on duty drove down Lillian Walk and spotted two suspicious-looking males who started running when they saw the marked police vehicle. While running, one suspect threw a firearm on the roof of an unknown house, but police managed to corner him and recover the firearm. The suspect appeared in court and was released on bail.

V Manenberg: A total of eight firearms were recovered and nine male suspects arrested for the period Friday 13 to Friday 20 April. About 61 drug houses were searched and 35 people arrested for the possession of drugs during this period. A total of 22 shebeen operations were also executed, leading to the confiscation of 34.5F of alcohol and one arrest for the contravention of the Liquor Act.

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