No holiday rest for Diep River police

2017-01-17 06:01

In a bid to reduce crime during the festive season, Diep River police stopped more than a hundred cars in just one day.

During an operation on Friday 6 January, officers carried out mall patrols, visible policing patrols and a roadblock, in which 110 cars were stopped. Fines to the value of R4000 were issued.

On Saturday 7 January, police responded to a robbery at Mano’s Supermarket in Plumstead, says Diep River spokesperson Sergeant AB Gordon.

Three coloured men, believed to live in Steenberg and aged between 16 and 29 years, were arrested while trying to flee the scene.

All stolen items were recovered, including cigarettes and R7000 in cash, Gordon says.

On the same day, a Renault Clio was stolen in Plumstead. With collaboration between the car tracking company and police, one suspect, believed to live in Lavender Hill, was arrested.

During the week of Monday 2 to Sunday 8 January, 20 people were arrested for various crimes, such as business robbery, driving under the influence of alcohol, housebreaking and theft and several less serious crimes.

During the month of December, Diep River police held ten operations, including road blocks.

Fines valued at about R13 000 were issued and police officers patrolled malls, railways and residential areas daily.

Over 100 people were arrested during the period, with charges ranging from possession of a stolen car and malicious damage to property to reckless and negligent driving, housebreaking, assault, possession of drugs, theft, drunken driving and domestic violence.

Theft out of cars as well as theft of cars remain a huge concern, according to Gordon.

“Members of the public [are requested] to remain vigilant, especially at shopping malls, as well as when parking in off-street parking. If any strange activities are witnessed, please contact Diep River police on 021 710 7388 or 08600 10111.”

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