Teenage gangster expected in PE court for attempted murder
Port Elizabeth police say they arrested over 80 people for various crimes like illegal firearm possession, drunk driving, theft, malicious damage to property, assault, shoplifting and carjacking during this past weekend.
"The number of successful arrests is an indication to the community and a warning to the criminals that policing has not stopped even though the festive period has come to an end," the police said.
The following successes were achieved within the cluster this weekend:
- Drunken Driving Arrests : 2
- Possession of drugs : 4
- Possession of illegal firearm : 1
- Theft of motor vehicle : 1
- Shoplifting : 12
- Housebreaking : 1
- Carjacking : 1
- Other crimes (theft, malicious damage to property, assault, drunk and disorderly etc): 62
On Saturday, at about 00:40, police arrested an 18 year-old teenager for illegal possession of a firearm .
"It is alleged that while police were patrolling, they noticed the suspect walking and, when he (the suspect) saw the police vehicle, he started to run.
"Police apprehended him and a 9mm Norinco pistol and nine rounds was confiscated," police said.
The suspect is expected to appear in court soon.
"In another incident, a 30 year-old female was arrested and charged for dealing in drugs in Gelvandale.
"During a crime intelligence-driven operation, held on Saturday, a house in Goliath Street was searched and tik and a substantial amount of cash was seized," police said.
The accused was released on bail and appeared in court on Monday.
On Sunday, the Port Elizabeth Gang Task Team arrested a 19 year-old for attempted murder.
"It is alleged that on 4 January 2016, at about 19:00, the complainant was shot at in Shauderville as he was driving his VW Polo.
"The suspects were shooting at him from an open bakkie," the police said.
"No injuries were sustained , only damage to the vehicle."
The suspect will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
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