Of­fi­cers ap­pre­hend R350 whisky theft sus­pects

The Rep - - NEWS -

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.

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