On Monday, 23 March 2020 at about 13:00, Lingelethu-West SAPS Detective Branch was requested to assist Amazimtoti CID to trace a suspect in Ilitha Park on a charge of fraud. Upon arrival at the premises, the members noticed numerous Capitec Bank cards on the table and inquired about it. The suspect could not provide a reasonable answer and was arrested by Amazimtoti SAPS on a charge of fraud and alleged stolen or forged bank cards.
While en route to the police station, the suspect offered to give the police officials of Lingelethu-West SAPS R500-00 cash he had on him and also made offered to make contact with a friend to bring an extra R1 500-00. The suspect ended up paying R2000-00 to the police officials who added a charge of bribery.
Upon closer investigation, it was found that the 35-year-old suspect had a number of fraud related cases opened against him. He will appear at Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court today, 25 March 2020.
In an unrelated matter, on 24 March 2020 at 08:45, members of Worcester SAPS Crime Prevention Unit received information of a person allegedly in possession of a firearm at Flat N, Riverview. Upon arrival at the premises they identified the suspect, searched this person and found him to be illegally in possession of a Finot Inox 6.35mm pistol and five 6.35mm rounds of ammunition.
The 49-year-old man was arrested, exhibits were handed in. The suspect is due to appear in the Worcester Magistrate’s Court on 25 March 2020 on a charge of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
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