Officers refuse bribe: Public Order Policing officers conducting operations in Phoenix received information about a driver in a vehicle that was delivering cigarettes around the Phoenix area. Surveillance eventually led to the discovery in Ringwood, Woodview. A stop-and-search order was executed and 10 cartons (400 cigarettes) of Pacific Blue and 2 cartons of Ds were seized.
A 31-year-old male was duly charged with contraventions of National Disaster Management laws during lockdown. The suspect placed R4000 in cash in one of the member’s pocket, asking them to take the money and let him go. Officers added attempting to bribe an officer to his original charge.
Unborn baby killed: SAPS officers from Cato Manor made a breakthrough when they arrested two murder suspects, aged 21 and 33. It is alleged that on 14 June 2020 at 22H30, a man was walking along the road in Cato Crest when two unknown men who tried to rob him. The victim tried to run away but he was shot to the thigh. A stray bullet struck a pregnant woman who was seated inside the room of an adjacent house and she sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach.
Both mother and unborn baby were rushed to the hospital for medical attention. Unfortunately, the unborn baby was certified dead two days after the incident. A case of murder and attempted murder was opened at the Cato Manor police station for investigation. Intensive investigation was conducted which led the police to Westville Prison where the suspects were arrested and charged for murder and two counts of attempted murder. The same suspects were initially arrested for house robberies that were committed in the same area.
Sydenham SAPS intercepted a white VW Polo, and seized two firearms, cell phones, police uniform and cash that was found in the suspects possession. All five suspects were arrested and detained for further investigation. Initial investigations revealed that some of the cell phones and cash were robbed from a business owner in Cato Manor.
Police in Durban arrested a 26-year-old man found with 1000 capsules of heroin and 28 mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of more than R200 000. A revolver with 49 rounds of ammunition was also seized from the suspect. Police investigation revealed that the firearm was stolen from Gingindlovu in 2001.
Officers recovered copper cables in Durban, valued at more than R1.6 million and 18 rounds of ammunition. The copper cables were positively identified by Telkom. Two suspects were arrested.