- Juvenile caught in possession of shotgun
On Saturday 19 February 2022 at 23:00, Atlantis SAPS crime prevention officers attended to a complaint about a fight that broke out in Hornbill Crescent in Robinvale. On arrival, a victim was found assaulted with a firearm over the head, and the suspects fled the scene in the direction of Hobby Lane, where SAPS officers noticed a group of young people sitting around a fire. Upon further investigation police found a firearm hidden under a fallen tree, still covered with blood. The weapon was confiscated and a 14-year-old coloured juvenile was arrested and later released in his parents` care.-
- Tip-Off Leads to unlicensed gun seized
The Atlantis Crime Prevention Unit responded to information received which resulted in the arrest of a33-year-old male suspect on Monday21st February 2022 at 21:15. They found an unlicensed fire arm with ammunition at Herons Place, Robinvale, Atlantis.
- Another Firearm Found After Shooting
In another incident on Tuesday 1 March 2022, members from Atlantis police responded to a shooting in progress at Fiskaal Street (the old tree road) early morning. On arrival, residents pointed the police in which direction the suspect ran with a firearm. They entered a property in Hornbill Street and found a 38-Special revolver with two discharged cartridges and three live rounds hidden in a bucket. The suspect was identified and the 25-year-old from Atlantis was arrested and detained on charges of possession of prohibited firearm and ammunition.
- Minor caught with mandrax tablets
Continuous efforts by to eradicate drug dealing led to the arrest of a 14-year-old from Eagles Nest, Atlantis. While doing stop-and-search operations on Thursday 3 March2022 in Charl Uys Drive, a well-known minor was spotted jogging on the pavement. He was searched and a plastic bag containing 100 Boss Mandrax tablets with a street value of R4000 was found on him. He was arrested and appeared before the Atlantis Magistrate’s court the very next day.
*** Anyone with information about criminal activity in their area is urged to contact Crime Stop anonymously on 0860010111 or 021 571 8500. All information will be treated with strict confidentially.