Festive Season Operations in Port Elizabeth net in wanted suspects

Port Elizabeth: Police in Mount Road Cluster (7 stations) are working in earnest to ensure that criminals are arrested and behind bars this festive season. In the last 12 hours a total of 42 suspects were arrested for various serious and violent crimes.

On 13 December 2018, the detective members from all 7 stations worked from last night, 22:00 until 06:00 this morning hunting their suspects wanted on reported cases. The suspects arrested were detained on crimes among others ranging from murder, attempted murder, house robbery, illegal possession of a firearm and arson. Yesterday at about 17:45, Walmer police members were patrolling Daniel Street in Walmer when they noticed an unknown male standing at a gate and when he saw the police, he ran back into the shack. The members then chased after him and saw the suspect throwing a firearm on the bed. He was arrested and detained for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. The 27-year-old suspect will appear in court on Tuesday, 18 December 2018.

Six suspects were arrested for alleged rape in separate cases committed in Algoa Park, Gelvandale and Kabega Park during October and November 2018.

Mount Road Cluster Commander, Maj Gen Thembisile Patekile has re-iterated that the men and women in blue will be hard at work this festive season to ensure the safety of our citizens. 'Our members will be out in their numbers day and night upholding their commitment to serve and protect their communities and in so doing, we will adopt a zero tolerance approach to criminality. At the same time, I urge the communities to enjoy the festive season in a responsible manner,' added Maj Gen Patekile.

Source: South African Police Service