Officers apprehend R350 whisky theft suspects
Last Monday, Red Guard response officers were summoned to the liquor section of a supermarket where two men had allegedly stolen a R350 bottle of whisky, operations manager Willie Reinecke told The Rep. The store manager agreed to open a case and the suspects were handed over to the police.
Later the same day, they responded to a panic alarm at an engineering firm where they apprehended two suspects who had allegedly broken in. The police were requested to attended but there was no van available and the stolen goods had been sold to a scrap yard.
The officers found a large quantity of stolen goods and returned it to the client who declined to open a case and the suspects were released.
Patrolling officers noticed two men carrying a heavy bag in Bert Strauss Street and when they were questioned, they gave conflicting explanations and began to run. One was apprehended and handed over.
Response officers attended to a panic alarm at a shop where a man in private clothes was claiming to be a police officer searching for drugs.
As he could not produce any identification, the Mlungisi police were called in and found that the man had been arrested for robbery the previous week.
On Thursday, employees at an oil concern reported that a man had been robbed and stabbed, but he left before the police or an ambulance arrived.
A client called because his daughter had taken his vehicle and asked the officers to be on the lookout for it. They found the vehicle at a tavern and escorted her home.
A suspect stole goods from a food outlet on Friday. The owner activated his panic alarm and response officers apprehended the perpetrator but the owner declined to open a case.
At the same oil concern which had had problems the day before, a man was stabbed by two women and was in a critical condition. The police and an ambulance were summoned and the matter handed over to them.
On Sunday night, officers responded to a panic alarm activated because an intruder had broken in while the home owners were asleep and had stolen several items. The matter and the suspect were handed over to the police.