A policeman was among more that 700 suspects arrested over the Christmas 2017 weekend for various crimes.

Following the theft of a motor vehicle at Pretoria West on the 20th December 2017, police and members of the Tshwane Metro Police followed a signal and found a stolen vehicle at the policeman’s house, a Constable from Sinoville.

e was arrested and charged with possession of a suspected stolen vehicle, a VW Polo. He remains in custody and will appear at the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 27 December 2017.

“As police in Gauteng are continuing to deal with violent crimes, the operations will be re-enforced by new Constables expected to start their duties this week. I will personally welcome these Constables and they will form part of the safer festive season operations. They will be deployed in all major shopping malls, roadblocks and foot patrols”, says the Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Deliwe De Lange.