Uitenhage police net 154 suspects in weekend anti-crime operations

JUNE 14, 2016

In an effort to quell crime and criminal activities in the Uitenhage area, a total 154 suspects were arrested over the past weekend. 

"Crime prevention operations and high visibility patrols were conducted from 18:00 on Friday, 10 June 2016 until 06:00, this morning, Monday, 13 June 2016," described police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.

"The suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from housebreaking and theft, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, possession of suspected stolen goods, robbery common, theft out of and from motor vehicles and possession of drugs. 

"Six arrests were made for driving under the influence of liquor. A total of 45 fines were issued for other liquor related crimes and 12 for the illegal possession of drugs. 66 Traffic fines valued at more than R33 000 were issued."

Captain Swart called on local communities to partner with the SAPS in the fight against crime. 

"Community members can assist by providing valuable information that will lead to the arrest of suspects, the tracing of illegal firearms and the recovery of stolen property.  Responsible citizens work together with the police."