Police constable among three arrested hijackers

SAPS_badgeOn Sunday, 8 December 2013 at about 13:45, members of SAPS Camperdown received a report from a cash-in-transit driver waiting at a local supermarket in Camperdown that a suspicious black VW Polo sedan was following them. Police immediately responded and … Read the rest

Congregation robbed at gunpoint in S. African church

shotgun+bibleToday, the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Thulani Ntobela expressed his disapproval of the barbaric incident of robbery at a church in Masoyi.

On Friday, 22 November 2013, members of a local church in Mganduzweni Trust in Masoyi near White River … Read the rest

‘Hush, Madam,’ I am stabbing you

knife_murderIn an ironic mixture of the master-servant code, a black criminal in Ellisras, Transvaal said to his female white victim: “Hush Madam.” At the same time he was stabbing her repeatedly with a home-made knife, according to a report in … Read the rest

Black robbers hold up 108 Afrikaner children at gunpoint

A group of 108 schoolchildren and 10 teachers from the Hennopspark Primary School in Pretoria were robbed at gunpoint at a lodge in Hazyview on Thursday, said Mpumalanga police.

Colonel Leonard Hlathi said they had been on a school tour … Read the rest

187 S. African policemen arrested for murder, rape, robbery

saps4A total of 187 police officers were arrested over two months this year for crimes including murder, rape, and robbery, the Sunday Times reported.

Between July 8 and August 26, 39 officers were arrested for murder, 14 for rape, 20 … Read the rest

Four killed in East Rand shoot-out

guns_ak47sAn Ekhurhuleni metro policeman and three robbers died in a shoot-out in Wadeville on Thursday, police said.

Two metro police officers were seriously wounded, said SA Police Service spokeswoman Lt-Col Katlego Mogale.

“It was an attempted robbery. Police were following … Read the rest

Chairman of community policing forum murdered

crime-gunThe chairman of Azaadville’s community policing forum, west of Johannesburg, has been shot dead, Kagiso police said on Thursday.

“Yesterday [Wednesday] at about 1pm a chairperson of the Azaadville Community Policing Forum was robbed and shot in a business robbery … Read the rest

S. African crime stats present a bleak picture

crime3A bleak picture emerged on Thursday from the latest figures on serious crime such as murder, burglary, aggravated robbery, and hijackings. In absolute terms, the number of murders have risen by 4%.

One expert described the 2012/13 crime statistics, released … Read the rest

Two set alight during robbery

burnwoundsTwo Chinese women are in critical condition in hospital after robbers poured petrol over them and set them alight in Mahikeng on Sunday.

A Chinese grocer stood helplessly and cried as he watched robbers douse his sister and sister-in-law with … Read the rest

University of Johannesburg student shot outside campus

A student was shot and wounded outside the University of Johannesburg’s Doornfontein campus, the institution said on Wednesday morning.

“The university can confirm that a 30-year-old student has been shot in an attempted robbery outside the campus grounds at the … Read the rest

Five robbers crash into East London store, steal TVs

robberFive robbers broke into an East London store by crashing through its security gate with a bakkie, the DispatchOnline reported on Monday.

Eye witnesses told the Eastern Cape publication that the men then went into the Jet Mart store and … Read the rest