Many criminals behind bars thanks to Johannesburg East Cluster


The Johannesburg East Cluster arrested 174 suspects from 27 March to 2 April.

The suspects were arrested for committing crimes ranging from murder and rape to possession of unlicensed firearms. The cluster is made up of seven police stations which are Cleveland, Jeppe, Hillbrow, Rosebank, Parkview, Norwood and Yeoville.

The arrests are as follows:

  • 17 for possession of dagga
  • 6 for possession of unlicensed firearms
  • 3 for house robbery
  • 1 for rape and kidnapping
  • 10 for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm
  • 10 for theft
  • 5 for possession of stolen motor vehicle
  • 18 for common assault
  • 8 for armed robbery
  • 1 for theft out of a motor vehicle
  • 42 for drunken driving
  • 6 for possession of suspected stolen property
  • 1 for housebreaking and theft
  • 1 for murder
  • 4 for business robbery
  • 6 for common robbery
  • 4 for contempt of court
  • 16 for shoplifting
  • 2 for being illegal immigrants
  • 2 for trespassing
  • 1 for escaping from lawful custody
  • 2 for malicious damage to property
  • 4 for fraud
  • 2 for kidnapping
  • 2 for possession of dangerous weapons.

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“Some of the suspects have already appeared in different courts. Some have paid fines while other cases were postponed for bail applications and further investigations,” said Captain Richard Munyayi, spokesperson for the Johannesburg East Cluster.

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Edited by Stacey Woensdregt

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