13 August 2015
The partnership between the South African Police Service (SAPS) and Primedia Group, via the collaboration between Crime Stop and Crime Line, continues to yield successes in the fight against crime.
In the quarter ending on 30 June, 44 people were arrested in connection with 32 positive tip-offs to the Crime Stop number (08600 10111) and the Crime Line SMS line (32211).
During the same period, illicit or stolen goods to the value of R632 000 were also seized by police officers who followed up on the tip-offs from the public and made arrests.
According to a joint statement issued by the SAPS and Primedia Group, the 44 people arrested over this quarterly reporting period were held for various crimes, including possession of and dealing in drugs, theft of motor vehicles, rape, murder, fraud and fake identity documents, among others.
“Six stolen motor vehicles were recovered, with an approximate value of R484 000 and will be returned to the lawful owners once identified.”
National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has praised those who provided information on crime and criminal activities. “We all have a role to play in ridding our communities, schools and work environments of those who think that they are above the law,” she said.
She called on the public to continue making their tip-offs on crime, child abuse, corruption or such activities.