Johannesburg East cluster makes arrests


The Johannesburg East cluster has arrested 145 suspects from 9 to 15 January.

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“The suspects were arrested for committing crimes ranging from assault to murder and rape,” explained Captain Richard Munyayi of Jeppe Police Station.

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The cluster is made up of seven police stations, including Cleveland, Jeppe, Hillbrow, Rosebank, Parkview, Norwood and Yeoville.

The suspects were arrested for the following:

  •  2 for rape
  • 6 for armed robbery
  • 9 for common assault
  • 16 for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm
  • 9 for theft
  • 5 for murder
  • for attempted murder
  • 20 for drinking and driving
  • 2 for possession of unlicensed firearms
  • 10 for possession of drugs
  • 2 for fraud
  • 3 for malicious damage to property
  • 12 for possession of suspected stolen property
  • 8 for shoplifting
  • 2 for possession of dagga
  • 4 for kidnapping
  • 1 for possession of dangerous weapons
  • 3 for possession of housebreaking implements
  • 4 for possession of stolen motor vehicles
  • 9 for common robbery
  • 1 for house robbery
  • 5 for housebreaking and theft
  • 1 for sexual assault
  • 3 for theft out of a vehicle
  • 1 for contravention of second-hand goods
  • 2 for contravention of copyright
  • 2 for reckless and negligent driving
  • 1 for business robbery
  • 1 for hit and run.

The suspects have appeared in different courts. Some have paid their fines, others are out on bail and others remain in custody.

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