CRIME WRAP

2018-06-05 06:00
Grassy Park police seized counterfeit money in Parkwood last week.

Grassy Park police seized counterfeit money in Parkwood last week.

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V Parkwood: Parkwood’s Clint Rex (33) was sentenced to an effective 15 years in prison last week for murdering 23-year-old Fagrie Isaacs in 2016. Isaacs was shot in the head while sitting by a fire in the wetlands in Parkwood on Tuesday 8 March 2016. Rex and another man were arrested by Sergeant Adiel Noordien after all leads and information were followed up after the case against the two suspects was initially withdrawn. Branch commander Lieutenant-Colonel Etienne van Ede expressed his gratitude to Noordien of Grassy Park serious and violent crimes (SVC) unit for his brilliant investigation and his commitment in the fight against crime. Police are working around the clock to prevent and combat crime.

V Grassy Park: Grassy Park police arrested two men, aged 28 and 30, in Parkwood last week for the production of counterfeit goods. The two suspects were arrested after Grassy Park police followed up on information received that counterfeit money was being manufactured in Parkwood. Officers searched the premises and found equipment used to manufacture counterfeit money such as copy machines, a FNB swipe machine, toners and laptops, as well as counterfeit R200, R100 and R50 notes.

V Lotus River: Eleven men were arrested for the possession of a stolen vehicle in Lotus River on Sunday. Grassy Park visible policing officers were busy with complaints and patrols in 8th Avenue in Lotus River when they spotted a black Ford Bantam bakkie with only one licence plate, transporting a number of men on the back. The bakkie was positively identified as stolen in a case made in Mitchell’s Plain. Eleven suspects, aged between 19 and 24, were arrested on charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Two of the suspects are being sought for outstanding warrants.

V Parkwood: Police arrested two men, aged 26 and 28, on Monday for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition as well a charge of possession of an imitation firearm. Newly appointed constables were busy with robbery patrols in the Parkwood area when the spotted the suspects and searched them, finding one suspect in possession of a Rossi firearm with a round, with a serial number. The second suspect was arrested on a charge of possession of an imitation firearm after he was searched and a black plastic firearm was found on him.

V Lotus River: Metro Police’s gang unit arrested five suspects, between the ages of 18 and 26, in Lotus River on Wednesday evening. Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says a chrome 9mm pistol with six rounds, a magazine, cash and drugs were seized in the operation, which took place shortly after a shooting incident where a 70-year-old man was injured by a stray bullet. The latest arrests bring the total of firearms seized and arrests for May to six.

V Grassy Park: Police are seeking suspects linked to a robbery which took place at a doctor’s surgery between Perth and Prince George Drive on Thursday afternoon. Two armed men entered the surgery, tied up both the doctor and assistant before robbing them as well as two patients of their cellphones, cash and valuables. Anyone with information on crime can call the police on 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop on 0860 010 111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

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