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King Williams Town man busted with 140 cellphones and other stolen goods

Sep 15, 2017
King Williams Town man busted with 140 cellphones and other stolen goods

A crime intelligence-driven operation led by the Hawks, with the assistance from members of the King Williams Town Flying Squad, K9 Unit and King Williams Town police, led to the arrest of a 39-year-old man from Sweetwaters and the recovery of suspected stolen property.

"As part of Back to Basic approach, thorough and responsive investigation of every crime yielded good results when Police worked tirelessly till Friday morning, at about 09h00, and recovered one hundred and forty different cellphones, eighteen cellphone batteries, laptop, container full of house keys, twelve roll on, chain soar, vehicle jack, driller, thirty sunglasses and one arm and fourteen small parcels of dagga," said King Williams Town police.

"Suspect was immediately arrested and charged for possession of suspected stolen property and possession of dagga."

Police are now appealing to all victims, who had their cellphones stolen or robbed to come forward with their IMEI numbers to identify these cellphones.

"They must contact Captain Mohammet at King Williams Town Police Station," police said.

"The suspect will appear at King Williams Town Magistrate Court on Monday.

The Cluster Commander of King Williams Town, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga, applauded the co-operation demonstrated by the Hawks, Crime Intelligence and our Cluster members in fighting serious organised crime in the area.

“I salute our members who worked in the belly of the enemy at all times in the danger of life, may their good work lead to other successful operation in the province”, Brigadier Ngubelanga added.

He also encouraged the community members to report the criminals and/or criminal activities to the police on Crime Stop 08600 10111, Crime Line 32211 or the nearest police station.