As part of Operation Fiela 2 in claiming our space from the criminals, King Williams Town Cluster Police officers embarked in an operation of tracing suspects and for crime prevention duties in ensuring our community feel safe.
Police conducted foot patrol doing stop and search in the areas and managed to arrest more than seventy (70) 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 managed to arrest suspects with dagga in their possession. Twenty suspects were arrested for drunken driving with the assistance of Traffics.
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 in a business shop at 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. During the chase the suspect fired shots at the police and injured a bystander who is in a stable condition.
These suspects appeared in different Magistrate courts today and will also appear tomorrow for the same case.
The Cluster Commander of King Williams Town Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga thanked the members for the job well done in an operation conducted during the weekend. He also thanked the swift response done by members on the armed robbery and the recovery of a firearm. He also encouraged the community members to report the 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 and Crime Stop 08600 10111, Crime Line 32211 or the nearest police station.