The following information was supplied by the Mkhondo SAPS:
Stolen vehicle recovered:
On Wednesday 28 April at approximately 17:20, Sergeant Mndebele of the Mkhondo SAPS Crime Prevention Unit and his team received information regarding a suspicious bakkie that was parked in Zuidend Street. The team investigated the matter further and found that the vehicle had been stolen in Emthunzini, KwaZulu-Natal. A 36-year old man was taken into custody for the robbery.
On Friday 30 April at approximately 14:30, a woman parked her vehicle in Church Street, used a remote to lock the doors, and went into town to run some errands. She got back to her vehicle at about 15:30 and noticed that the doors were unlocked and that her handbag, cellular phone, retail shopping cards, and cash were missing.
She went to the Mkhondo SAPS to open a case. The detectives assigned to the case made a few inquiries with members of the public and they provided information that led to the arrest of a 30-year old man. All of the stolen goods, except for the cash, were recovered.
The Mkhondo SAPS urges the residents of the town to please refrain from leaving any valuables in their vehicles or at least, leave it out of sight (in the boot, center console). A criminal is more likely to break into a vehicle if they see valuable items.
On Saturday 1 May at approximately 07:30, Sergeant Masuku of the Emahlathini Border Post was patrolling the area near that point of entry and came across a female who was carrying a suspicious-looking bag. He confronted her and searched the bag, where he found about 5.06 kilograms of dagga. The woman was arrested.
It is exciting to see that the Mkhondo SAPS and the community are working together in the fight against crime. Keep up the good work.
Article submitted by Pastor Sifiso