Local Crime Round-Up

saps-croppedOn 27 October Pep Stores in Melkbosstrand was broken into. The thieves entered the store through the roof and made off with what an employee calls, “A huge amount of phones, travelling bags and earphones.” The employee said philosophically, “We opened up. What can we do. This is the second time this year that we have been robbed.”

According to Melkbosstrand police station commander Captain Ronita van der Toorn houses in 1st Avenue, High Tide, Charles Hoffe and Drommedaris street were recently broken into. Entry was gained through windows and a garage door. Two vehicles were stolen in the Avenues; there was also an unsuccessful attempt to steal a third vehicle.

Milnerton Cluster
In Milnerton four people were arrested for dealing in liquor, 76 people were arrested for drinking in public and two for being in possession of illegal substances (crystal methamphetamine and cannabis). Three arrests were made for possession of dangerous weapons (knives) and one for possession of housebreaking implements.

In Table View three people were arrested for theft of a motor vehicle and possession of car breaking implements. Three people were arrested for possession of illegal substances (dagga, mandrax and crystal methamphetamine) and another for possession of car breaking implements.  Thirteen people were arrested for drinking in public.

In Malmesbury four people were arrested for the possession of cannabis and mandrax. During a roadblock in Malmesbury six traffic fines were issued for various road traffic violations.

In Moorreesburg three arrests were made for the possession of illegal substances (mandrax, crystal methamphetamine and cannabis) and three for drinking in public.

In Atlantis two suspects were arrested for attempted murder. The crime operations during the week lead to seven arrests, varying from possession of cannabis, crystal methamphetamine to being in possession of dangerous weapons, dealing in liquor and being a public nuisance. SAPS and Law Enforcement held a roadblock and issued four fines to the owners of unlicensed motor vehicles.

Residents have been urged to contact the police or Neighbourhood Watch if they see suspicious people/activities.



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