Gauteng police make over 100 arrests during weekend crime-busting operation

2019-08-18 14:52
(File, iStock)

(File, iStock)

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

A crime combatting operation over the weekend has seen Johannesburg central district police arrest approximately 164 suspects for various offences.

During the operation, which began on Friday and ended on Sunday morning, suspects were arrested around Mondeor, Booysens, Moffatview, Langlaagte, Fairlands, Sophiatown, Brixton and the Johannesburg Central area.

"Among the suspects who were arrested during the operations, two suspects were arrested for attempted murder, four for possession of hijacked motor vehicles, one for house robbery, four for common robbery, four for domestic violence, two for housebreaking, and 60 for drunken driving," Captain Xoli Mbele said in a statement on Sunday.

There were also arrests for a number of crimes ranging from common assault, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, theft, possession of suspected stolen property, shoplifting, possession of drugs, malicious damage to property, dealing in liquor without a licence, and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Mbele said the suspects will appear in various magistrates’ courts around Johannesburg on Monday.

GET THE NEWS at your fingertips and download the News24 app for Android here now. Get it for your iPhone here.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime  |  police

Inside News24

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.