Bag thief flees with cash
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.