Foreign national arrested with cellphones, laptop

2016-09-22 06:00
PHOTOS: supplied The cellphones which the man had in his possession.

PHOTOS: supplied The cellphones which the man had in his possession.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

WHILE Southport police were busy with a stop-and search-operation in the Sea Park area last Thursday, they went to a compound and found a person in a room with several cellphones in his possession.

When proof of ownership of the cellphones was requested, he told police that he was repairing them for other people, but could not produce any receipts.

At the time he was sitting on his bed and when police asked him to stand up, he hesitated and became aggressive.

It was then discovered that he was sitting on a laptop concealed underneath him. He could not produce any receipt for the laptop either.

“He also could not produce any legal­ documents to be in South Africa as he is a foreign national. He was arrested­ and detained,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid.

Southport police are investigating a charge of possession of suspected stolen property as well as a charge of contravening the Immigration Act in conjunction with Home Affairs Department. Investigations are continuing.

Anyone who recognises any of the items, should contact Detective Warrant Officer Henry van Vuuren on 039 681 9900.

- Supplied.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.