Man nabbed in Milnerton abalone bust

The equipment used for the abalone found at a residence in Royal Ascot.

A man has been arrested in a gated estate living complex in Milnerton for being in possession of abalone with a street value of R27 500.

Milnerton SAPS spokesperson, Captain Nopaya Madyibi, said the body corporate at Royal Ascot complained to Crime Watch about a man acting suspiciously. An investigation by the police and help from Crime Watch led to the 32-year-old man’s arrest when it was discovered that he had two black bags of dried abalone in his unit at the complex.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has been informed.

The suspect was due to appear at the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday March 19.

A man was arrested by Bothasig police for attempted theft out of a motor vehicle.

Bothasig SAPS spokesperson, Warrant Officer Jacques Mostert, said their members chased a house robbery suspect and found drugs and equipment used to break into cars.

According to Warrant Officer Mostert, the 30-year-old man is from Summer Greens and was detained on a charges of possession of drugs and vehicle breaking equipment.

He is also well known by Bothasig police and has been arrested before. He was due to appear at the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court on Monday March 19.

A 26-year-old man was arrested in Richwood for burglary.

Warrant Officer Mostert said the suspect is from Dunoon and was arrested on March 13 for a house robbery he had allegedly committed in Richwood.

At the police station, it was discovered that the man was wanted with regards to a rape case in Bellville.

He appeared at the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court On Thursday March 15 and was denied bail.

He remains in custody.