ARREST : (Ladysmith) Police bust six suspects with stolen property [SAPS]

Started by , Wed Oct 16, 2013 19:37

Police bust six suspects with stolen property

Media Statement from KwaZulu Natal Media Centre

Corporate Communication

South African Police Service

16 October 2013

Ladysmith police solved three cases within 24 hours before the complainants were even aware that the crimes had been committed. The first arrest was made in Egerton Road, Ladysmith at around on Tuesday, 15 October at 15:30 when police spotted two suspects acting suspiciously. Police stopped them and after searching their bags found stolen taps and fixtures in their possession. It is alleged that the suspects broke into a vacant house in the area and stole the items. The suspects aged 20 and 30 were then arrested and charged for being in possession of suspected stolen property.

In another incident today, 16 October 2013 at about 03:15, police in Ladysmith arrested two suspect aged 14 and 41 who were found in possession of stolen mountain bicycles. The members were conducting a crime operation when they spotted the suspects in possession of the bicycles. When police questioned the two it was discovered that the suspects stole the bicycles in Steven Road from where it had been chained to a carport. The police officers then preceded to a taxi rank in Lyell Street, Ladysmith, where they arrested two suspects aged 19 and 20 who were found in possession of cosmetics which are allegedly to be stolen during a burglary on a business in Murchison Street. It is alleged that the suspects broke into the premises and stole the items. They were arrested and charged for being in possession of suspected stolen property and burglary business.

All six suspects are expected to appear in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s court soon. The Provincial Commissioner for KwaZulu-Natal, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni praised Ladysmith police officers for their vigilance. “We also request members of the community to be our eyes and ears and to report suspicious activities to police. We need criminals to know that they cannot expect members of the community turn a blind eye to unlawful behaviour and accept the crimes that they commit,” she said.

-End-

Media Enquiries:

Colonel Jay Naicker

082 556 7865

KwaZulu-Natal: Media Centre

South African Police Service

Corporate Communication

031 325 6083/6084/6085

031 325 6087

kzn.mediacentre@saps.gov.za

Back to top


Form is loading...