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Metro police arrests Tafelsig thief

A taxi driver’s quick thinking led to the arrest of a suspected robber in Tafelsig on Tuesday morning. Metro police officers, who were on patrol, were stooped by a local a taxi driver, who informed them that two men had robbed his passengers. Metro police spokesperson, Ruth Solomons said the[…]

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Another CT man arrested for illegal possession of a firearm

A 25-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. This after Metro Police officers responded to suspicious behaviour by the individual on the corner of Zwakop and Thames Walk, Manenberg, last night. Metro Police spokesperson sergeant Ruth Solomons said the suspect[…]

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Authorities out in full force on New Years weekend

The City of Cape Town’s emergency, law enforcement and traffic services have been deployed in the central city and other popular destinations for the traditional New Year’s Eve mass celebrations. New Year’s Eve draws huge crowds to central Cape Town, the V&A Waterfront, beaches and places of entertainment. “As huge[…]

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Robert Sobukwe Road a hotbed for criminal activity

Robert Sobukwe Road on the Cape Flats has seemingly become a hotbed for criminal activity, with reports of attempted hijackings and smash-and-grab incidents making the rounds on social media. While Jakes Gerwel Drive between the Langa informal settlement and Bonteheuwel is commonly associated with crimes of this nature, with police[…]

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My Cape Flats Ride Along

By Melanie Sauer I spent my Friday evening in a police van. It is a Friday night I will never forget, but it is not what you think. As an Australian intern working at The Voice of the Cape radio station, I was offered the chance to attend a metro police[…]

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Eleven nabbed for drug possession on the Cape Flats

Eleven people have been arrested for drug possession in Manenberg and Hanover Park on the Cape Flats. The arrest was a joint operation between SAPS Operation Combat and Metro Police’s Gang and Drug Task Team. Mayco member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, says officers were acting on intelligence after[…]

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