1278 Suspects during weekend operations, Gauteng

South African Police Service

1278 Suspects during weekend operations, Gauteng
1278 Suspects during weekend operations, Gauteng

Intelligence driven operations comprising of South African Police Service and other law enforcement agencies have this past weekend led to the arrest of more than (1278) suspects in Gauteng. Operations were conducted in the districts of West Rand, Ekurhuleni, Sedibeng, Johannesburg and Tshwane

A total of (454) suspects were arrested in Ekurhuleni for crimes ranging from armed robbery, house breaking and theft, possession of unlicensed firearms, possession of stolen goods and cases related to gender based violence and other serious and violent crimes.

Meanwhile, Police in Tshwane arrested more than three hundred suspects after conducting different operations and investigations. Among the suspects arrested is a 37-year-old male suspect that was arrested for attempted business robbery and possession of unlicensed firearm in Lyttelton after police intercepted group of five suspects who were to rob a shop. One suspect was shot and killed by the police during the shootout after they failed to rob the shop. The other three suspects fled the scene. Meanwhile, also during weekend crime prevention operations, more suspects were arrested for various crimes such as robbery, theft, houses breaking, murder, rape and possession of stolen motor vehicles.

West Rand police managed to arrest one hundred and ninety eight suspects during crime prevention operations and raiding of wanted suspects. During the operations, police arrested 49 undocumented persons and closed down five illegal liquor outlets. Other suspects were arrested for rape, malicious damage to property, drunken driving, theft, possessions of dagga, sexual assault, common robbery, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, violation of court order, murder, stock theft, pointing of firearm, house breaking and theft.

In a separate incident, two suspects were arrested for business robbery and hijacking in Randfontein. The suspects were arrested after they robbed a tuck shop in Kagiso and hijacked a Toyota Hilux.

Police in Sedibeng arrested one hundred and forty eight suspects after conducting operations that included road blocks as well as stop and searches. More suspects were arrested for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possession of drugs, dealing in drugs, rape, driving, rape, driving while under the influence of alcohol, theft, kidnapping and robbery.

Furthermore, police continued with their mission of cleaning the cities of Johannesburg from counterfeit goods. A raid was conducted in one of the buildings in the CBD and police, together with other law enforcement agencies, confiscated counterfeit goods to the value of millions of rands. More than hundred and seventy eight suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from being undocumented, theft, robbery, rape and murder.

All the arrested suspects will appear in different Magistrate’s Courts soon.

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