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40 arrested for various crimes in King William's Town over the weekend

May 8, 2017
40 arrested for various crimes in King William's Town over the weekend

Over the past weekend, police in King William's Town arrested 40 suspects for various crimes committed in King William’s Town and their surrounding areas.
According to police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa, police were on foot patrol doing stop and search in the areas when they managed to arrest forty suspects, aged between 21 and 55 years.

They were arrested for crimes ranging from housebreaking and theft, drunkenness, common robbery, theft, common assault, drunken driving and possession of suspected stolen property.

"An illegal shebeen was closed at Ndevana Location and liquor was confiscated by police," she added. 

"While busy with stop and search they managed to recover dangerous weapons and were also confiscated.

"These suspects are due to appear at different Magistrates' Court soon."

King William’s Town SAPS Cluster Commander Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga said Police are committed in fighting crime and in full force in tracking down the perpetrators of crime.

The police are urging the drivers to be responsible and have warned that they will not be sympathetic to those who break the law.

Police are warning the drivers to think twice before having that ‘one last drink' before driving. 

"We will keep on doing stop and search and roadblocks to prevent crime in our area," he added.