CRIME WRAP

2018-06-05 06:00

V Tafelsig: A 31-year-old man was arrested on charges of possession of stolen property on Tuesday 29 May. Mitchell’s Plain police officers were on patrol in Swartklip Road, at 12:40, when they saw two men selling goods. The suspects had 40 silver plates and a 12-piece black and white socket set. Officers asked them for proof of purchase and the suspects said the goods belonged to an older lady from Malva Street. Officers visited the address but could not find any proof of purchase. One of the men was arrested for possession of stolen property.

V Westgate: Police confiscated drugs while on patrol in Emmy Street on Saturday 26 May at 21:00. Officers noticed a suspicious-looking vehicle and pulled the driver over. They searched the car and found one packet of unga. The suspect was taken to his home where officers searched the premises. There they found coins and 92 packets of heroin in the cupboard. The 33-year-old man was arrested.

V Eastridge: Swift action from officers resulted in the arrest of a 31-year-old man and the confiscation of various firearms on Saturday 2 June. Officers responded to a tip-off that a suspect was walking with a firearm in his possession in the area. At about 21:11 officers followed up on the information and while doing a vehicle patrol they spotted the suspect walking in Lyndsay Street with a shotgun. A high speed chase ensued and the officers followed the suspect into a house in Fitzpatrick Street where they saw him drop the firearm in a yard. The officers confiscated the 12 gauge shotgun with 10 live rounds of ammunition.

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