Total of 111 suspects arrested over weekend

2017-04-27 06:01

Several disruptive operations were conducted over the past weekend and it resulted in the arrest of a total of 111 suspects for various crimes in the Uitenhage Cluster.

These arrests include various offences. Two suspects (aged 23 and 35) were apprehended by members of the Crime Combating Unit attached to the Uitenhage Operational Command Centre, within minutes after committing a crime last Sunday morning.

“They were arrested after a VW Polo Cross was hijacked in KwaNobuhle. The vehicle was recovered,” said police spokesperson Captain Gerda Swart.

“The community of Despatch assisted the police who arrested a 19-year-old male suspect, who allegedly was involved in a business robbery last Saturday afternoon.” Four persons were arrested for driving under the influence of liquor and 19 suspects were apprehended for the illegal possession of drugs.

Acting Uitenhage Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll said, “The reduction of crime in the Uitenhage Cluster will remain the number one priority for the police officials and they will continue with their efforts to combat crime effectively.”

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