The Jeffreys Bay detective branch has been hard at work putting criminals behind bars where they belong. Charlie Gcakazi a 22 year old was sentenced late last month to an effective 8 years imprisonment for attempted armed robbery after an investigation by W/O Denzel Human of the J’Bay Police.

Gcakazi held up Ahmed Ali, the owner of Jabulani shop in Ocean View in May with a very real looking toy gun. Ali put up a fight and Gcakazi and another suspect fled the scene. The sentence imposed on Gcakazi shows the courts are not playing games with criminals anymore and will hand out heavy sentences.

W/O Scott also from the J’Bay Police put a serial house robber behind bars for an effective 12 year sentence after fingerprints linked Seuntjie Pieterson to no less than three house robberies and the theft of a motor car over the past year.

W/O Scott, Captain Kok, head of the J'Bay detectives and W/O Human are determined to win the war against crime in Jeffreys Bay.

Pieterson, 19 years old, was active all over Jeffreys Bay and the surrounding farms and always broke a window to gain entry into houses. He stole electrical items, bicycles, cell phones as well as the car.

Colonel Ntsabo, the station commander of the Jeffreys Bay Police Station expressed his appreciation for the Detectives hard work and dedication and confirmed that the Police will do everything in their power to convict criminals and get them behind bars.

Ntsabo also said that he is engaging all the relevant role players in an effort to solve the problems with the telephones at the Jeffreys Bay Police Station. “We are aware that the community is having problems getting through to the Police Station on the 10111 number. We are engaging both Telkom and Dimension Data to try solve the problem as quickly as possible”, said Ntsabo.

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