14 June 2017

South Africa: Suspects Arrested for Business Robbery and Possession of Unlicensed Firearms and Ammunition

press release

King William's Town — The efficient utilisation of resources in support of the investigation of crime yielded good results when King Williams Town Cluster Task Team followed the information they received about suspects that were involved in a robbery that occurred beginning of June 2017.

Last night Police arrested five suspects, aged between 24 and 37 years, from Mdantsane and Zwelitsha Township. These suspects are linked to cases that were reported at Kei Road and Izele SAPS. Police recovered three firearms (two Norinco and one Z88 pistol) and magazines with 12 rounds and of ammunition and a sound system. The serial numbers are filed off in all three firearms and these items were confiscated by Police.

These suspects are due to appear at King Williams Town Magistrate Court tomorrow on charges of Business Robbery and Possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

The Cluster Commander of King Williams Town, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga appreciates the working relationship between the community and the Police in fighting crime in our communities and also thanked the community for the valuable information which led to the arrest of the suspects. He also encouraged the community members to report the criminals and/or criminal activities to the police on Crime Stop 08600 10111, Crime Line 32211 or the nearest police station. He also thanked Police members for their quick response and ensuring that the perpetrators are apprehended, this sends a strong message to all perpetrators of crime that Police will not rest till the suspect is behind bars.

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