Bag thief flees with cash

The Rep - - NEWS -

QUEEN­STOWN po­lice have warned mo­torists not to leave items on the seats of their ve­hi­cles af­ter a hand­bag with R10 000 was stolen out of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle in town last Fri­day.

Po­lice spokesman lieu­tenant Namhla Mdle­leni said a case of theft out of a ve­hi­cle was opened.

“Po­lice are warn­ing mo­torists please not to leave items on seats. They must lock items in the boot.”

Queen­stown po­lice, work­ing as part of the provin­cial po­lice project Op­er­a­tion Fiela, ar­rested six sus­pects aged be­tween 30 and 55 for drunken driv- ing, three for be­ing in pos­ses­sion of sus­pected stolen prop­erty and a 56-year-old fe­male for sell­ing liquor with­out a li­cence on Oc­to­ber 15.

Nine sus­pects were also ar­rested for com­mon rob­bery. All sus­pects will ap­pear at Lady Frere and Queen­stown Mag­is­trate’s Courts.

On Mon­day po­lice ar­rested five sus­pects in Lady Frere be­tween the ages of 24 and 59 and con­fis­cated dan­ger­ous weapons.

A swift re­sponse by Stut­ter­heim po­lice mem­bers led to the ar­rest of four men aged be­tween 20 and 35 for a busi­ness rob- bery that took place in a shop on Fri­day. Five armed sus­pects en­tered the shop and pointed a gun at the owner.

“The sus­pects man­aged to take air­time, cig­a­rettes, cell­phone and a lap­top, to the value of R11 200, and an undis­closed amount of cash and fled the scene. No shots were fired and no one was in­jured. Po­lice im­me­di­ately fol­lowed the leads and ar­rested these sus­pects at Kubusie Lo­ca­tion,” Stut­ter­heim sta­tion com­man­der lieu­tenant Gary Ben­jamin said.

The po­lice ar­rested two sus­pects who were al­legedly hid­ing in bushes and an­other two men in a shack. One sus­pect re­mains at large. Cash, a lap­top, cig­a­rettes and a cell­phone were re­cov­ered.

Ben­jamin thanked the com­mu­nity for shar­ing valu­able in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the ar­rests.

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