Boksburg North SAPS make 72 arrests for various offenses

Alleged fraudster arrested

The Boksburg North police have on November 27 arrested a man believed to have swindled people looking for a place to rent out of a lot of money.

According to Coetzer, he recently advertised a flat to rent online and numerous people applied for it. He then collected deposit money from more than one applicant and gave them the flat.

“When investigated, it was found that the suspect has been doing this to a lot of people. The suspect was arrested and charged with fraud. The investigation is continuing,” said Coetzer.

Man nabbed for possession of stolen property

Two observant police officers, Sgt Nick Muller and Sgt Gerhard Diedericks recovered a stolen manhole cover while patrolling along Rietfontein Road during the early hours of November 23.

Officers noticed the suspicious looking man walking along the road pushing a wheelie bin and asked to check inside the bin. They found the manhole cover inside the bin. The man was then arrested and charged with possession of stolen property.


Below is a breakdown of all the arrests made by the Boksburg North police during the period between November 19 and 25:


  • Possession of illegal substances: 16
  • Assault Common: 1
  • Shoplifting: 11
  • Theft of motor vehicle: 1
  • Possession of firearm and ammunition: 3
  • Fraud: 1
  • Possession of stolen property: 3
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol: 1
  • Undocumented persons: 7
  • Armed robbery: 7
  • Assault GBH: 6
  • Theft: 2
  • Drinking in public: 10
  • Incitement: 1
  • Common robbery: 1
  • Reckless and negligent driving: 1


Fanie Mthupha

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