In the past few days Cape Town Central police made arrests for drug dealing, the possession of tools used to break into cars, and theft out of a motor vehicle.
On Sunday September 6, Cape Town Central police officers on patrol, arrested a 33-year-old man for drug possession at the Kraal in Bo-Kaap.
The offers were tipped by a member of public about drugs dealing in the Kraal. Police were given a description of where the person lived and found the drugs in his shack. Police said the suspect suspect was a well-known dealer who had been arrested five times previously for drug dealing.
The previous Friday, September 4, two men were arrested for being in possession of tools used to break into cars. The first was a 22-year-old who was arrested in Mill street, Vredehoek.
The second was a 26-year-old man who was had car breaking implements on him, in addition to an okapi knife and a spark plug in his trouser pocket.
Police also found another spark plug tied around his right wrist with an elastic band.
Both were arrested and held at Cape Town Central police station until their appearances at Cape Town Magistrate’s Court.
CCTV footage helped police arrest a suspect believed to have broken into a car on the corner of Orphan and Jordaan streets, Bo-Kaap on Thursday September 3.
When the owner returned his car, he discovered that his tool box had been stolen out of the vehicle, and immediately reported the incident to police.
Sergeants Moenieb Rhoda and his partner Lundi Neti, who attended the complaint, were able to obtain video footage which revealed the identity of the accused. Later that day they spotted a man, 31, who fitted the description and was arrested. He was detained at Cape Town Central police station until his court appearance at Cape Town Magistrate’s court.
Earlier in the week CCTV footage had also helped an armed response team arrest a man who had stolen items from a car parked in a driveway in Sea Point.
On Monday August 31, the WatchTower Group’s CCTV monitoring system alerted operators to a man who had walked into a resident’s driveway in Sea Point.
Operators immediately dispatched Avenue Response Team security guards and continued to monitor the suspect who had opened one of the car’s doors. Officers arrived within minutes and caught the man in the vehicle with a number of items which he had already put into his bag.
The man was handed over to the Sea Point police station.