National 19.9.2016 05:57 pm

Cops clamp down on crime in Uitenhage

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied

Uitenhage Cluster members in the Eastern Cape addressed crime effectively during operations over the past weekend.

More than 171 suspects were arrested over the past weekend, from September 16 to 19, by police in the Uitenhage Cluster  during high-density operations conducted this weekend.

In a statement, police report, “The suspects were arrested on charges relating to robbery, attempted murder, housebreaking and theft, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, theft, possession of suspected stolen goods, etc.”

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There were also 11 suspects who were cuffed for driving under the influence of alcohol.

“A total of 38 traffic fines were issued, valued at more than R19 000.  Thirty-one persons were arrested and detained after illegal drugs were found in their possession.  A total of 60 fines were issued for other liquor-related crimes.”

The police appealed to members of the public to work with them to reduce crime and provide valuable information that may lead to the arrest of suspects.

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Details: Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211.

A tweet of a previous crime operation conducted by Uitenhage police.

Caxton News Service

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