In a post on their Facebook page, the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) said fourteen suspects have been arrested after various break-ins took place over the past weekend in and around the Cape Town CBD.
On Saturday evening a public safety officer spotted three suspects in an alley next to Bob’s Bar in Constitution Street.
The CCID night manager TJ Jenkins said that two of the suspects were apprehended by CCID officers. “The third suspect was thought to have remained inside the building. When I arrived on the scene at 18h45, I requested assistance from SAPS and informed the business owners of Harrington’s and Bob’s Bar respectively of the incident, so that we could search for the third suspect inside their premises.”
He added that they then discovered that alcohol worth R9000 was stolen from Bob’s Bar. The third suspect was never found.
On Sunday morning, public safety officers managed to catch seven suspects who broke into Liny’s Baby Shop, on the corner of Strand and Plein Streets. There was also a break-in at Revelas Fisheries on the same day, three suspects were arrested for this break-in.
Two more suspects were arrested on the corner of Buitengracht and Wale streets for a house break-in and another two suspects were arrested for being in possession of tools that can be used to break into cars.
Mo Hendricks, CCID Safety and Security Manager said in the Facebook post, “We will not tolerate criminal activity in the CBD during the lockdown while our nation is trying to combat the coronavirus crisis.”