Local police secure 314 arrests in one week

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Police members in the West Rand Cluster, which consists of 13 police stations, managed to arrest 314 people during the week of 5 to 11 June.

An unfortunate victim was approached by a number of suspects who fired a shot at him in Krugersdorp. Luckily, vigilant community members apprehended one of the suspects. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder and possession of live ammunition.

In another incident, a 16-year-old girl was stabbed with a sharp instrument. Tarlton Police investigated and arrested a man, believed to be her boyfriend, on murder charges.

A case was opened at the Kagiso Police Station after five suspects armed with knives robbed a foreign national of his property. He shouted for help and the community chased after the suspects and apprehended one of them. He was detained for business robbery.

A total of 60 illegal miners were also arrested during this period.

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Other serious crimes in which arrests were made include murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, possession of live ammunition, possession of hijacked motor vehicles, business robbery, rape, housebreaking and theft and possession of stolen property.

Brigadier Leon Kruger, Acting Cluster Commander for the West Rand indicated that the successes are due to the perseverance and dedication of members in the Cluster. Several operations were held during the week with traffic officers also taking part. They arrested numerous suspects for driving under the influence of liquor, to ensure safety of community members. These operations, including the foot patrols around town, have helped to increase police visibility in the Cluster.

Kruger expressed his satisfaction with the positive action taken against crime in the cluster. He also applauded the community for working hand-in-hand with their local police stations to fight crime and ensure a safer community for their children to live in. He further applauds the police members for their commitment to law enforcement and their efforts in bringing perpetrators to justice.

“We pride ourselves on having such dedicated members in our Cluster,” said Kruger.

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