Athlone police are searching for suspects linked to the murder of a 30-year-old man on Saturday August 11 at Lower Klipfontein Road, Kewtown.
When police arrived on the scene, they found the victim lying on his back. He was wearing a red hooded top, blue denim jeans and a black cap was found alongside him. The man died due to injuries to his pelvic area. Anyone with information can call Athlone Saps on 021 697 9238/39.
On Sunday August 12 a 21-year-old man was shot in the buttocks at Ruby Crescent Vygieskraal, Athlone. According to Athlone police spokeswoman Sergeant Zita Norman, three unknown men had entered his house and questioned his mother about his whereabouts and when she told them he wasn’t home they started shooting which resulted in the victim being shot. No arrest have been made.
Metro police arrested a 41-year-old man for the possession of high grade indoor dagga to the value of R200 000 on Sunday August 12.
While busy with a crime prevention operation in Hanover Park, the man almost drove into the police officers’ car at a garage and tried to escape. Police caught him and found two packets of compressed dagga in the car and two big bags and seven small bags of the same dagga at his house. He was arrested and taken to Phillippi police station for processing.
City sprinklers retrieved
On the same day the City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement unit responded to a call-out about a ladder which had been stolen from Vygieskraal stadium. The suspects had already left the area with the ladder by the time police arrived, so the officers drove around to check the local scrap yards when they came across a woman who told them that she and a group of young boys had found a water sprinkler trailer used at the City’s sportsfields.
The woman walked behind them waving a red tee shirt as a danger flag for passing motorists and the officers followed in their vehicle with flashing emergency lights to protect them. The unusual cavalcade reached its destination safely and the security guard confirmed it was City property which had been stolen during the course of the night. No arrests have been made.
Gun and ammo seized
Four men were arrested on Friday August 10 for the possession of an illegal gun and ammunition. Athlone Police were conducting patrols in 10th Avenue Bokmakierie when they stopped a group of men and found a silver 9mm with a black handle and loaded with 17, 9mm bullets. The gun had been wrapped in a bread bag.