Police crack down

2018-01-16 06:01

Six suspects were arrested and several spot fines were issued to motorists as Woodstock police embarked on various crime prevention operations on Tuesday 2 ­January.

The arrests were the result of crime prevention foot patrols, when officers monitored a group of men at a house situated in Station Road, Observatory. Provincial police spokesperson, Captain Frederick van Wyk, says police searched the premises and confiscated a plastic bag containing a substantial quantity of dagga.

“When officers searched one of the rooms, they recovered 18 laptops and various cellular telephones that were hidden in one of the cupboards. Three suspects were arrested on charges related to being in possession of dagga and possibly stolen property. A preliminary investigation revealed that a fourth man, who was also at the house, was wanted for a robbery committed in Observatory a couple of weeks ago, and he was arrested.”

During vehicle checkpoints in the precinct, 24 fines were issued to motorists to the amount of R20 500.

The suspects appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court.

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