Striving to enhance partnership policing in the Nyanga area, police acted on information they received about a white Nissan Almera vehicle that had allegedly been used in a house breaking incident across the Lansdowne and Athlone areas. Police proceeded to observe the vehicle while they were doing crime prevention patrols. Three occupants were in the vehicle when the police stopped it and upon searching it, they discovered jewellery in the vehicle. A preliminary investigation revealed that the property had been stolen during a house breaking incident in the Athlone area.
Three men, aged 18, 20 and 22 years, will appear in the Athlone Magistrates’ court. Further thorough investigation showed that the vehicle had been used to commit housebreaking and theft in the Brackenfell area as well.
The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula, praised the police members who made the arrest for their vigilance and dedication in ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to book.
Source: South African Police Service