Infrastructure thief caught in the act

June 21, 2021
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On June 18 at around 10h45, the Red Alert Control Room received information of a theft in progress, where electricity cables were reportedly being stolen from light poles in Bowls Road. Armed response teams were dispatched and on arrival apprehended one suspect in the act of committing the crime. The suspect was then arrested and […]

Suspects caught red handed

June 21, 2021
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At around 05h00 on 9 June, a Red Alert armed response officer was performing crime prevention patrols in Amalinda Main Road, when he came across two suspects running from a business premises with goods. He gave chase and with backup, apprehended two suspects with stolen goods in hand. The suspects were taken back to the […]

Residential thief apprehended in Cambridge

June 20, 2021
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On the morning of June 7,  at around 06h30 the Red Alert control centre received a call of a theft in progress at a home in Nelson Avenue. Our armed response team was dispatched, and on arrival, the suspect had fled the scene. Red Alert officers scouted the area and soon caught up with the […]

Break-in suspect apprehended by officer

June 20, 2021
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This morning at around 03h15 the Red Alert control centre received alarm activations from a business premises in Lancaster Road.   A Red Alert Electronic Security armed response team was dispatched and whilst investigating the scene, apprehended one suspect with stolen goods in his possession. The suspect was then arrested and handed over to the […]

Gang leader shot dead in Imbali

June 20, 2021
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Seven suspected gang members have been shot dead during a shootout in Scottsville on Tuesday afternoon. According to police minister Bheki Cele who was at the scene, the leader of the gang that has been terrorising Imbali was among those who died. Scene at Fairfield Ave, Scottsville. Moekatsi Mamane Police minister Bheki Cele arrived at […]

Co-accused in farm murder pleads for leniency

May 13, 2021
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One of three men accused of killing East London farmer, Shaun Brett Krull, on his farm pleaded for a lenient sentence after entering a plea agreement with the state in the East London High Court on Wednesday. Xhanti Ndingane has pleaded guilty to Killing East London farmer Shaun Brett Krull at his farm in 2019. […]

Cape underworld bosses to be tried for murder of drug kingpin

May 13, 2021
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Feared alleged underworld bosses accused of killing “steroid King” Brian Weinstein now face a raft of charges ranging from gang-related offences and intimidation to attempted murder.  Mark Lifman, alleged Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome “Donkie” Booysen, Andre Naude and several others appeared in the Cape Town magistrate’s court on Wednesday where they were handed indictments. […]

Man arrested for murder in Covid-19 relief fund queue

May 13, 2021
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A Free State man has been arrested for two murders, one his partner, and attempted murder of a third person has been appeared in court according to police.  The 32-year-old was arrested on Tuesday evening. According to Free State police spokesperson Col Thandi Mbambo, the offenses allegedly happened between February and April.  “On February 22, […]

Hawks foil planned CIT heist

May 13, 2021
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A husband and wife are expected to appear in the Thabane magistrate’s court on Wednesday in connection with possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit a crime.  The owner of an alleged “safe house” to be used after a planned cash-in-transit (CIT) heist and his wife have been arrested and three hijacked vehicles seized […]

R 30 million drug bust at Mozambican border

May 13, 2021
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A 63-year-old man from Mozambique was arrested at the Lebombo border post when he wanted to enter the South African border with drugs worth R 30 million in his possession.  Police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi says the man was driving a white bakkie when he was stopped at the border post. According to Hlathi, the […]

Brackenfell Mall armed robbery

April 23, 2021
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Cape Town – Police are hunting six suspects after an armed robbery at the Cape Gate Mall in Brackenfell last night. The suspects targeted Foschini, American Swiss and Markhams around 6.40pm, threatening employees, holding a staff member hostage and breaking display glasses. All the shops were closed immediately and the entrances to the shopping centre […]

Taxi shooting leaves witnesses stunned

April 16, 2021
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Cape Town – A witness of the murder of a taxi passenger has described it as “the most horrible incident I have ever witnessed in my life”. Three unknown suspects on Wednesday pretended to be passengers in a taxi when they shot and killed another passenger and robbed him of a gun in Khayelitsha. The […]