Police seize counterfeit goods

Police confiscated counterfeit goods to the value of R203 600 in Primrose Street.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested for attempted murder in Blinkblaar Street in Eastridge on Saturday February 11.

A resident was walking home when one of a group of men allegedly took out a firearm and shot several times at her. She was not injured.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the investigating officer Detective Sergeant Spencer Fillis of Mitchell’s Plain Serious and Violent Crimes Unit at 021 3701733 or 072 9022048.

A 30-year-old man was arrested for being in possession of a firearm and ammunition in Oudtshoorn Way , Portland, on Sunday February 12.

Mitchell’s Plain police noticed two suspicious men on a motorbike and stopped them. Police found a Taurus 9mm pistol with the serial number removed and containing a magazine and 15 live rounds of ammunition on the man who was arrested.

He faces charges of possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

Lentegeur police confiscated counterfeit goods valued at R203 600 from a house in Primrose Street on Friday February 10.

They assisted a private investigator with a search warrant and discovered a hidden room which was accessed through a clothing cupboard, in one of the bedrooms. There were also branded takkies and T-shirts in the roof.

Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith, Lentegeur police spokesperson, said a case of being in possession of counterfeit goods is being investigated.

She called on the community to help the police arrest more thieves and buyers of stolen or counterfeit goods.

“Blow the whistle and report illegal activities and the whereabouts of criminals to your local police station; inform the authorities of illegal second-hand goods dealers or recyclers in your area; and residents are warned not to buy stolen goods,” she said.

Lentegeur police station commander Colonel Herman Seals thanked the members for a job well done and the law-abiding citizens in their fight against crime.

“The police will continue working around the clock to prevent and combat crime, apprehend criminals and bring them to book.

“Lentegeur police will maintain a zero tolerance approach against criminals and will focus on crime heavily dependent on police action and presence,” he said.

The police rewards citizens who supply them with positive information about crime, which results in the arrest and prosecution of criminals.

Anyone with information on crime in Lentegeur can call 021 377 5100 or Crime Stop on 086 001 0111.

All information will be treated confidentially.