CRIME IN SHORT

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com­pu­ter hard dri­ve. The va­lue of the­se sto­len i­tems a­mounts to ap­prox­i­ma­te­ly R16 500. The sus­pect had for­ced o­pen the boot of the vehi­cle. He was ar­res­ted.

A­not­her ca­se of this na­tu­re took pla­ce be­t­ween 23:00 on 6 Oc­to­ber and mid­nig­ht the sa­me nig­ht, in U­ma­si­zak­he. Ac­cor­ding to the com­plai­nant, he left an en­ve­lo­pe with R3 000 cash, in­si­de his vehi­cle. La­ter, w­hen he went to fe­tch the en­ve­lo­pe, he found it to be mis­sing. The sus­pect is kno­wn to the com­plai­nant, but not yet ar­res­ted.

The­re was al­so a ca­se o­pe­ned for at­temp­ted theft out of a mo­tor vehi­cle. The in­ci­dent took pla­ce out­si­de S­hop­ri­te on 7 Oc­to­ber at a­bout 10:40. Ac­cor­ding to the com­plai­nant, an unkno­wn per­son bro­ke the pas­sen­ger si­de win­dow. No­thing was ta­ken from the vehi­cle, but the da­ma­ge to the win­dow a­mounts to a­bout R4 000.

Pos­ses­si­on of sto­len goods

The­re was one ar­rest for pos­ses­si­on of sus­pected sto­len goods on 4 Oc­to­ber at 21:30 in S­toc­ken­stroom S­treet. A SAPS mem­ber exe­cu­ting his du­ties saw a sus­pi­ci­ous-look­ing vehi­cle.

He stop­ped the vehi­cle, a sil­ver Toyo­ta, and se­ar­ched it with the con­sent of the sus­pect.

U­pon se­ar­ching of the vehi­cle, he found cash hid­den in the boot, as well as un­der the se­ats. The to­tal a­mount of cash found was R158 460.

W­hen SAPS mem­ber as­ked the sus­pect why he had such a lar­ge a­mount of cash in his pos­ses­si­on, the sus­pect al­le­ged that he col­lected the mo­ney from his shop in Mur­rays­burg.

He did not ha­ve any p­roof that the mo­ney re­al­ly ca­me from the shop, and al­so could not pro­du­ce a le­gal per­mit and pas­sport which me­ans he is an il­le­gal im­mi­grant from E­thi­o­pia.

Fi­nal­ly, the­re we­re four bur­gla­ries, two re­si­den­ti­al and two from bu­si­ness pro­per­ties.

The first re­si­den­ti­al bur­gla­ry took pla­ce on 3 Oc­to­ber at 04:30 in Kroon­va­le. The sus­pect or sus­pects kic­ked the door o­pen to gain en­tran­ce to the pro­per­ty. Clo­thing to the va­lue of R500 was ta­ken.

The se­cond was in San­ta­vil­le, so­meti­me be­t­ween 12:45 and 22:10 on 2 Oc­to­ber. The com­plai­nant left his Hu­a­wei P8 cell pho­ne on char­ge be­fo­re le­a­ving ho­me. W­hen he ca­me back la­ter, his gi­r­lf­riend in­for­med him that, w­hen she ca­me back from the hos­pi­tal, she found the lock on the door had been bro­ken off, the hou­se had been bro­ken in­to and the cell pho­ne was mis­sing. Its va­lue is R4 000.

One bu­si­ness bur­gla­ry took pla­ce at the Dy­n­a­mic clo­thing s­to­re in Ca­le­don S­treet. Ac­cor­ding to the com­plai­nant, the shop was loc­ked and e­ver­y­thing in or­der on 7 Oc­to­ber at 14:00. On Mon­day, 8 Oc­to­ber at a­bout 06:50, he was in­for­med by the SAPS that his shop had been bro­ken in­to. A win­dow was bro­ken to gain en­tran­ce. A te­le­vi­si­on, am­pli­fier and com­pu­ter hard dri­ve we­re sto­len, va­lu­ed at R7000.

The fi­nal ca­se for the week was at U­ni­on High School, in Don­kin S­treet. The in­ci­dent took pla­ce be­t­ween 17:45 on 7 Oc­to­ber and 07:00 the next day. Ac­cor­ding to the com­plai­nant, the sus­pect or sus­pects for­ced o­pen a door to the sto­re­room and took an an­gle grin­der and drill to the va­lue of R4 000.

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