72 arrested in Joburg anti-crime blitz

2013-11-18 08:49

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Johannesburg - A total of 72 people were arrested in the Johannesburg central business district for various crimes at the weekend, Gauteng police said on Monday.

The arrests were made during an anti-crime operation in the inner city from Friday to Monday, said Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele.

"Six suspects were arrested for common robbery, one for murder, one for theft out of a motor vehicle, five for domestic violence, three for possession of dagga, three for fraud, and sixteen for shoplifting."

Others were arrested for various crimes, such as assault, malicious damage to property, intimidation, possession of suspected stolen property, theft, armed robbery, and drunken driving.

Mbele said most of them would appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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