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Over 70 suspects arrested in King Williams Town for various crimes over the weekend

Aug 1, 2017
Over 70 suspects arrested in King Williams Town for various crimes over the weekend

King Williams Town Cluster police officers conducted an operation over the past weekend and managed to arrest more than 70 suspects for various crimes 

According to the police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa, the suspects are aged between 20 and 55 years for crimes ranging from drunkenness, possession of stolen property, common Robbery, theft, common assault and housebreaking and theft, business robbery and contravention of protection order.

"Illegal shebeens were closed for not complying and liquor was confiscated and Spaza shops were also visited to prevent robberies. Two laptops were also found abandoned in the bushes," said Captain Mawisa.

"When Police were busy with stop and search they managed to arrest suspects with dagga in their possession. Two suspects were also arrested for drunken driving with the assistance of Traffics.

"These suspects are due to appear at different Magistrate courts on Tuesday and Wednesday."

King William’s Town 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 stop and search and roadblocks to prevent crime in our area. He also thanked the community for sharing valuable information with SAPS and encouraged them to report any criminal activities to 08600 10111," she added.