Three arrested for assault

Cape Town Central police arrested a 23-year-old man last week for sexual assault, robbery and escape from lawful custody.

Cape Town central police spokesperson Captain Ezra October said a woman had been walking in Red Road on her way to work on Sunday June 2, when she was approached by the man, who asked her to hand over her money and her cellphone.

The man allegedly became aggressive, grabbed her and physically searched her. She managed to run, and then stopped a law enforcement officer and told him what had happened.

“The law enforcement officer immediately assisted the victim and arrested the man that was pointed out by the victim as the person who sexually assaulted her. The suspect was arrested and taken into custody at Cape Town Central Police, where he will remain in custody for further investigation.”

Also on Sunday, two men were arrested for assault in two separate incidents. In the first incident, a 28-year-old man was arrested for assaulting a female law enforcement officer after he pushed her on the corner Kloof and Rheede streets. He was taken to Cape Town Central police and charged with assault. Police were also called out to Saints in Harrington Street, where a 25-year old man had been arrested for assault.

On Saturday June 1, on the corner of Buitenkant and Strand streets, a 36-year-old woman was arrested for being in possession of presumed stolen property.

During operations over the weekend, Cape Town Central police arrested 21 people for various drug-related crimes and confiscated drugs with an estimated street value of
R3 500, as well as three people for shoplifting.

Cape Town Central police arrested a 44-year-old man for assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm. It was alleged that the man assaulted his ex-girlfriend with an empty bottle on the corner of Longmarket and Harrington streets. The woman sustained head injuries and was admitted to hospital. The man was charged and will remain in custody.

Also on Friday, police arrested a 40-year-old man for burglary at a guest house in Bree Street. It is alleged that the man gained access to the premises illegally and stole equipment from a guests room. After viewing video footage, the man was identified and later arrested by police for burglary.