Three arrested in cluster ops

2016-08-02 06:00

The Mitchell’s Plain Cluster, under the command of Brigadier Mmaganta Letsoalo, clamped down on criminals in the Athlone policing precinct on Friday 29 July.

According to Athlone police spokesperson Seargent Zita Norman, three people were arrested after having 12 houses searched as 76 police officers hit the streets for various duties.

Four vehicle control points were held in Calendula Road as well as Protea Street, Blossom Street and Birdwood Street.

Thirty- seven vehicles and 120 people were searched at these control points.

Letsoalo, along with 26 police officers, went to Vangate Mall and did mall patrols and interacted with 15 shop managers and distributed 300 awareness pamphlets.

Letsoalo says police will continue clamping down on crime and the perpetrators.

Police will maintain their zero tolerance approach in the combatting and investigation of crime, he says.

Norman says: “Strengthening the partnership between the community and the police is high on the agenda as it is contributing to reducing of crime and the apprehension of perpetrators.”

Norman states that Letsoalo thanked those under her command and the respective communities in her precinct for a job well done during the high density operation.

“Police are further appealing to the broader community to get involved in the reward system. This system allows any adult member of the community to become proactively involved in the prevention of crime. Crime and criminals can be reported and a reward could be received by the reporter,” Norman adds.

V Anyone with information on crime can call the police at 10111 or CrimeStop at 0860 010 111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

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