Police looking for stolen vehicle

2019-10-29 06:00
Several packets of drugs were confiscated in Kewtown.

Several packets of drugs were confiscated in Kewtown.

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Athlone police are looking for a light blue Hyundai that was stolen on Thursday 24 October at the Bangla Bazaar in Mabel Road in Rylands Estate.

“The owner of the shop was inside when a customer came into the shop and purchased items and left the store. Two men then also entered the shop, both had firearms in their hands, pointed it to them and tied them with cable ties.

“Two other men came into the shop with the man that entered prior and purchased items,” Sgt Zita Norman, spokesperson of Athlone police, says.

The two men searched the victim who purchased the items and told him to lay on the floor.

“They then took R2 500 from the register and cartons of cigarettes and loose packets of cigarettes, amounting to R7 500,” Norman says.

They also took the employee’s cellphone, a Samsung S9, and two other cellphones, a Nokia and a J5 Samsung, to the value of R6 500 and R3 000 cash.

“They then took the customer’s vehicle key and took his light blue Hyundai and drove away. The two other brazen men jumped into a white Toyota Quantum. The registration is unknown. No shot was fired and no injuries sustained,” Norman says.

. In another incident four adults – two men aged 68 and 41 and two women aged 28 and 33 – were arrested on Wednesday 23 October at 13:30 in Athlone by the Athlone crime prevention officers and the metro police K9 unit.

They went to an address in Silvertree Street, Kewtown, to conduct a search warrant as the particular home is a well-known drug outlet in the area.

“On the officers’ arrival they searched the house and separate entrance and discovered a plastic bag with 40 smaller packets of tik,” says Norman.

The suspects appeared in the Athlone magistrate’s court on Friday 25 October on charges of possession and dealing in drugs.

“The most common drugs used in Athlone are tik, heroine and dagga.

“The management wants to thank the community for the information provided to assist the closing down of drug outlets in the Athlone area,” Norman says.

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