15 year old arrested after shooting incident, Helenvale

15 year old arrested after shooting incident, Helenvale
15 year old arrested after shooting incident, Helenvale

Festive Season operations are in full swing and criminals preying on unsuspecting shoppers at malls and irresponsible party revelers are warned that they will face a bleak festive season as police are earnestly working to ensure that all people in the Nelson Mandela Metro (including tourists) enjoy a peaceful and safe festive period.

This weekend, all stations in the Mount Road Cluster have operationalized their efforts and their hard work is paying dividends.

On Friday, 8 December 2017 at about 15:00, a 15 year old teenager was arrested by members of the National Intervention Team minutes after a shooting incident took place in the alley between Deveril and Leith streets in Helenvale.

A 25 year old male was wounded in his leg and was taken to hospital. NIT members arrested the suspect in Deveril Road. He will appear in court on Monday on a charge of attempted murder.

And at about 21:00, a 41 year old man was approached by two men as he was outside his Airport Valley house in Walmer. The men who are known to him asked him for a cigarette and as he was handing them a cigarette, he was shoved into his shack. They took his clothing, money and his cell phone.

The man reported the incident on Saturday, 9 December 2017, and while police were still on the scene, the Trio Task Team member and the duty officer followed up on leads and one suspect was arrested and the stolen property recovered.

Police are also warning businesses to keep minimum cash in their tills and to increase their security during this peak season. Companies making deliveries are also advised not to leave vehicle keys in the loaded trucks nor should the keys be left with security guards. Criminals are aware of this and are driving away in the trucks and offloading the goods elsewhere. Those involved or responsible in stokvels are also advised to be extra cautious during this period. Never carry or leave large amounts of cash in the home.

SAPS members will be out in their numbers during the festive season ensuring that everyone are and feel safe however the community is also urged to work with the police and be responsible in safeguarding their possessions.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service