ATM cut open, 6 arrested, Strand

ATM cut open, 6 arrested, Strand
ATM cut open, 6 arrested, Strand. Photo: SAPS

Partnership policing is one of the Western Cape SAPS’s strategic objectives and is aimed at ensuring that perpetrators are brought to justice.

On Friday, 26 January 2018, alert community members in the Elsies River area, working closely with the police, informed them about a suspicious vehicle that they observed in the neighborhood.

Police followed up on the information and the motor vehicle was spotted and searched. In the process, police confiscated an undisclosed amount of money.

A preliminary investigation was conducted and it revealed that the suspects had been involved in an ATM cutting incident that occurred in the Strand area earlier. Six suspects aged between 26 and 41 years, including five men and a woman, were arrested.

Once charged, they will appear in court.

The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula, commended the community for the role they play in the fight against the scourge of crime and to make sure that suspects are brought to justice.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service