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Over 50 suspects in custody after being arrested King Williams Town police over the weekend

Dec 5, 2016
Over 50 suspects in custody after being arrested King Williams Town police over the weekend

Over the past weekend, King Williams Town police manned several routine patrols in their policing area and managed to arrest a number of suspects for various criminal offences.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa; "Police were also on foot patrol doing stop and searches in the areas and they managed to arrest more than 50 suspects, aged between 19 and 58 years, for crimes ranging from drunkenness, possession of stolen property, common robbery, theft, possession of drugs, common assault and malicious damage to property."

She said that while local police were busy with a stop and search, they also managed to arrest a male suspect at Frankfort Location for possession of unlicensed firearm outside the shebeen, which they closed it for operating without the licence.

"One suspect was also arrested for drunken driving with the assistance of traffic officers," described Captain Mawisa.

"These suspects will appear at different Magistrate courts around King Williams Town today and tomorrow."

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

"We will keep on doing operations and ensure that perpetrators are behind bars. He also thanked the community for sharing valuable information with SAPS and encouraged them to report any criminal activities to 08600 10111."