Week’s Crime in Review

Husband & wife arrested for housebreaking
During the early evening hours of Thursday 16 February Table View police received information about the whereabouts of two suspects who are linked to a housebreaking that took place in November last year in Table View.

The police went to an address in Summergreens, Milnerton, and arrested a husband and wife duo on the housebreaking charge.  Crime scene footage positively linked the two suspects to the case. They will appear in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Monday, 20 February.

Stolen cars found
On Monday 13 February Table View police received information about stolen vehicles at a residence in Forest Crescent in Parklands.  They went to the residence around 4 pm and found two vehicles parked inside the premises.  The engine number of the vehicle was tested and it was confirmed as stolen in Claremont in November last year.   The second vehicle’s registration number was also tested and was confirmed as stolen in November last year in Cape Town.

One of the suspects noticed the police officers and ran away.  A second suspect was arrested for being in possession of the stolen vehicles.  The suspect who ran away was apprehended on Wednesday.

Big abalone bust
The Hawks carried out several raids at suspected abalone drying facilities on Monday 13 February in a project driven operation, resulting in the arrests of ten suspects (aged between 25 and 56). R4 million worth of abalone was seized.

The raids were simultaneously carried out at six different private dwellings around West Beach, Atlantic Beach, Table View, Parklands, Durbanville and Plattekloof. The said premises are reportedly linked to the ring leader who is amongst the arrested in this investigative project termed ‘Rambo’.

According to a spokesperson for the Hawks, “The properties were under surveillance by the elite unit for a while, following suspicion of illegal activities.” The resultant search led to the arrests and confiscation of about 22010 units of dried abalone valued at almost R4.million, equipment, as well as two vehicles and undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspects appeared in the Bellville and Cape Town Magistrate’s Courts respectively on the 15th of February, charged for contravening the marine living resources Act.




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