All in a day's work for City law enforcement
Cape Town - The City's Law Enforcement officers on the Grand Parade arrested two male suspects in separate incidents for possession of tik and dagga. Law enforcement officers also carried out successful operations in Mitchells Plan and Observatory the unit revealed.
The officers, with the help of CCID officers, are committed to bringing order back to that area said City of Cape Town law enforcement spokesperson, Wayne Dyason.
"This zero tolerance approach to any incidents of drug use or other transgressions will continue."
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The City's Law Enforcement Facility Protection Officers and Rapid Response Unit participated in an integrated water operation in Maitland, o n Thursday, when a complaint was received that an informal settlement in Royal Road had a communal tap that was being accessed by formal houses in the area.
"Collusion between a female camp resident and a few residents in the area resulted in the daily theft of water under cover of darkness. The after-hours operation yielded positive results."
"Fines were issued for theft of water, alcohol consumption, urinating in public and an arrest for possession of dagga," Dyason said.
"Officers also intervened in a robbery complaint on the My Citi bus route on AZ Berman Drive in Mitchells Plain. Two women were robbed of their bags and four male suspects fled the scene into the bushes. Law Enforcement took the ladies to SAPS to lay charges, before returning to the scene of the crime with the ladies and conducting a sweep of the area for the robbers.
"Two of the four suspects were found hiding in the bushes and arrested."
Dyason added that the same officer was involved in the Mitchells Plain arrest was doing proactive patrols at Observatory station, when he caught other suspects.
"Two males approached him to ask for directions and he recognised one of them as being part of a group who had allegedly robbed a person on the corners of Cook and Polo Street the previous day, but had managed to flee.
"While chatting to them, he checked his phone for the pictures the Neighbourhood Watch had distributed of the suspects. It was a perfect match and he arrested both suspects. He interviewed them and convinced them to show him where the third suspect was. They obliged and he went into a thicket of bushes in Liesbeeck road and arrested the third sleeping suspect."
Dyason added that it was only then after completing his paperwork, that the officer went on lunch.