Arrests owed to police’s back-to-basics approach

2017-05-18 06:01

Members from the Uitenhage Cluster continued to clamp down on criminal activities over the past weekend by means of several successful operations that were conducted.

Police spokesperson Captain Gerda Swart said high visibility patrols and stop and search operations were conducted and it resulted in the arrest of a total of 115 suspects for various crimes in the Uitenhage Cluster. These arrests includes house robbery, theft, rape, robbery, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, housebreaking and theft, theft and the possession of suspected stolen goods. Three persons were arrested for driving under the influence of liquor over the past weekend.

“A total of 13 traffic fines were also issued, valued at more than R6 500. Other suspects were arrested on charges relating to malicious damage to property, contravention of protection orders and 21 suspects were detained for the illegal possession of drugs,” said Captain Swart.

Four suspects were also apprehended on a charge of house robbery that occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning, 14 May 2017.

The Commander of the Uitenhage Operational Command Centre, Brigadier Ronald Koll commended police officials for the good work that led to the arrests.

“The successes can be attributed to our targeted and effective deployment of our operational resources that are in line with our back-to-basics approach,” said Brigadier Koll.

The police appeal to the community share information in the fight against crime. Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211.


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