At about 04:00 Philippi Police members embarked on a tracing operation of wanted suspects for various crimes.
Twenty two wanted suspects aged between 18 and 31 were arrested for crimes such as murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, robbery, theft, malicious damage to property and assault cases.
All suspects reside in the Hanover Park area. Some of the suspects were wanted on more than one case resulting in 33 cases being addressed and the perpetrators being brought to book.
The suspects are all due to make a court appearance in the Magistrate's Court of Athlone.
Anyone with information on crime in the Philippi area is kindly requested to contact Philippi SAPS at 021 695 1503 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.All information will be treated as highly confidential.
Source: South African Police Service