King Williams Town cluster operation netts 70 suspects

South African Police Service

King Williams Town cluster operation netts 70 suspects
King Williams Town cluster operation netts 70 suspects

As part of Operation Fiela II in claiming our space from the criminals, King Williams Town Cluster Police officers embarked on an operation tracing suspects and as part of crime prevention duties in ensuring our community feel safe.

Police conducted foot patrols doing stop and searches in the areas and managed to arrest more than seventy suspects aged between 24 and 58 years for crimes ranging from dealing in drugs, assault, drunkenness, theft out of motor vehicle, possession of dagga, possession of stolen property, contravention of protection order and Malicious damage to property.

When Police were busy with stop and search operations, Police managed to arrest suspects with dagga in their possession. Twenty suspects were arrested for drunken driving with the assistance of the Traffic Police.

In a separate incident a 34 year old male was arrested on Friday for armed robbery, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition and attempted murder. The arrest follows after police were called to a scene at a business in King Williams Town. Three suspects who entered the shop at gunpoint and demanded cash fled on foot and two suspects fled with a vehicle. Police gave chase and arrested one suspect with a firearm (9mm pistol with ammunition) in his possession in the CBD area. During the chase the suspect fired shot towards the police and injured a bystander who is in a stable condition.

These suspects appeared in various Magistrate’s courts today.

The Cluster Commander of King Williams Town, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga thanked the members for their Sterling crime fighting efforts during the operation conducted over the weekend. He also thanked the swift action executed by members in the armed robbery that led to the recovery of a firearm.

He also encouraged the community members to report criminals and/or criminal activities to the police and for any information that can lead to the arrest of the outstanding suspects of armed robbery to contact Detective Warrant Officer Jacobs on 082 441 8799 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111 or SMS Crime Line at 32211 or the nearest police station.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service