Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut

Two bogus cops arrested in CBD

Two men aged 45 and 46 face charges of impersonating a police officer and the illegal possession of an unlicensed firearm after they were arrested at the city centre yesterday. Police spokesperson Andrè Traut said police patrollers spotted the suspects, dressed in police uniform, sitting in a VW Golf in[…]

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Two arrested for the murder of police official

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a police officer in Gugulethu. The constable was off-duty when he was shot and killed during an alleged robbery at a shop in the Barcelona informal settlement on Sunday night. Police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut said the officer was[…]

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Four wounded in Kensington

While the festive season should bring joy and peace, Kensington residents received a bloody welcome to the season. The Kensington Community Policing Forum (CPF) has condemned shootings which saw four people wounded at the weekend, saying they will not allow gangs to keep the community hostage. Just last week, the[…]

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Two arrested for possession of drugs in Mitchells Plain

The 40-year-old suspect arrested over the weekend for being in possession of drugs and firearms, appeared in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate Court today. Police spokesperson Andre Traut said two men were arrested after authorities confiscated drugs, illegal firearm ammunition, cash, and a stolen bakkie. “Endeavours to fight the scourge of[…]

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Three arrested by rapid response from SAPS

Three armed suspects were caught red handed over the weekend during a foiled business robbery in Philippi East. According to police spokesperson, Andre Traut, two illegal weapons without serial numbers and eight 9mm rounds were confiscated. “The quick response by members attached to the Western Cape Flying Squad led to[…]

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Police investigate after man’s body found in Macassar

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 31-year-old man after his body was found in Macassar, Western Cape on Sunday. A Bangladeshi man was shot dead, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said. “No one has been arrested as of yet,” he added. Last month, Robert Sonnekus’[…]

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