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Theft from tourist in Cape Town police station
Jun 10, 2010 2:39 PM | By Sapa
Cape Town’s special World Cup Magistrate’s Court dealt with its first three cases this week, including a theft from a Japanese tourist in a police station, police said.
The theft took place on Tuesday at Caledon Square station in the city centre, police head of 2010 operations in the Western Cape Major-General Robbie Roberts said.
“He was in the CSC [community service centre] in Cape Town police station and he left his bag unattended in the CSC.
“He went up on the third floor and when he came down he determined that the bag was gone.”
Police had used closed-circuit television cameras to identify the suspect, a woman, who was arrested.
“Via our integrated approach... by the National Prosecuting Authority, the judges [magistrates], and the police investigation unit, we managed to take the case through to court.
“It was finalised yesterday, and the suspect was fined R5000 or 12 months, suspended for five years.”
Roberts said he did not know what was in the bag, or why the Japanese man was at the police station.
He said the convicted woman was “a member of the community”.
Roberts said two other people had appeared in the special court after being arrested this week.
One was accused of stealing four laptops from the Waterfront flat of a tourist.
The other had been charged with stealing a wallet from a tourist at a city hotel.
Both cases were still under investigation and both accused had been released on bail.
In both cases the suspects were identified by closed-circuit television, he said.
The 2010 courts have been set up at the Cape Town Magistrate’s and Regional Courts
POST SENT BY: R.T (EASTERN CAPE)