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2021/08/02      |  Written By:  Colonel P Naidu   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

Gqeberha 2 August  2021:  K9 members arrested 3 suspects in separate incidents for crimes ranging from possession of suspected stolen  vehicle and housebreaking.

In the first incident, on Sunday,1 August 2021 at about  21:20 while K9 members were patrolling in Nkcembe Street in NU10 in Motherwell they spotted a beige Toyota Corolla with no number plate at the rear. As the vehicle entered Mnenge Street, the driver accelerated when he spotted the police vehicle. The vehicle was pulled over and  thoroughly searched. On examining the licence disc, it was discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen on the same day  between 08:00-10:35 in Buffelsfontein  Road in Walmer. Both suspects aged between 26-35 years old were arrested for possession of suspected stolen vehicle. Three cellphones were also confiscated.

In a separate incident at about 01:40 this morning, K9 members responded to a complaint of a housebreaking in progress a house in Cathcart Street in Humewood. The vehicle gate of premises was forced open and at the bottom of the house a window was broken and the burglar guard  pushed open. The door was kicked open by the key holder. Patrol dog, Bart was released after warnings to come out had failed.  A 22-year-old suspect was arrested for housebreaking  and contravention of the Disaster  Management Act .

All suspects are expected to appear in court soon on their respective charges.