A swift operation was conducted in Duncan Village area on tracing wanted suspects as part of the Safer Festive Season operation. Duncan Village, Elliotdale and East London TRT members were led by the Station Commander, Colonel Mkize. During the operation, members followed up on crime intelligence driven information and managed to re-arrest the three escapees from Elliotdale.
The suspects escaped from Elliotdale police cells when they overpowered the two members that visited the cells during shift change on Saturday, 11 November 2017 at around 18:00. The suspects will be charged today and appear in court tomorrow. One suspect was arrested for a Robbery case at Umtata Boxer. The second suspect was arrested for a Robbery in Willovale and when he was arrested in Elliotdale, he was found in Possession of three illegal firearms. The third suspect was arrested for Murder in Elliotdale.
Source: South African Police Service