Eastern Cape: Safer Festive Season Operations yielded good results

The efficient utilisation of resources in support of the investigation of crime yielded good results when King Williams Town K9 Unit, Flying Squad, Bhisho and Zwelitsha SAPS members followed up on information they have received about a suspect that had explosives and ammunition at Tyutyu Location, Bhisho.

Within an hour in the early hours today Police went to a house at Tyutyu Location where ammunition and a stun grenade were found and upon arrival, members have found a 21-year-old male. They searched the house and found twenty-six (26) R5 live rounds of ammunition, two stun grenades, one (1) R5 magazine, trade power drill and mini Hi-Fi. Upon investigation police established that the stolen Plasma was sold to another person living in a house around Tyutyu Location and they proceeded to the house and recovered a Plasma television. A 37-year-old male was arrested for possession of stolen property. This sends a strong message that the person who buys stolen goods is as guilty as the criminal who stole the goods. All these items were confiscated by Police.

These suspects are due to appear at Zwelitsha Magistrate Court tomorrow on charges of Possession of Explosives and ammunition and Possession of stolen property.

The Cluster Commander of King Williams Town, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga appreciates the working relationship between the community and the Police in fighting crime in our communities and also thanked the community for the valuable information which led to the arrest of the suspects. He also encouraged the community members to report the criminals and/or criminal activities to the police or Crime Stop 08600 10111, Crime Line 32211 or the nearest police station. He also thanked Police members for their quick response when they received information and ensuring that the perpetrators are apprehended and are behind bars. #PartnershipPolicing #SaferFestiveSeason

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