https://www.polity.org.za
Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / Statements RSS ← Back
Service
Service
service
Close

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Sponsored by

Close

Article Enquiry

Property hijacking syndicate busted in Booysens

Close

Embed Video

Property hijacking syndicate busted in Booysens

Logo of the City of Johannesburg

12th November 2021

ARTICLE ENQUIRY      SAVE THIS ARTICLE      EMAIL THIS ARTICLE

Font size: -+

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / The content on this page is not written by Polity.org.za, but is supplied by third parties. This content does not constitute news reporting by Polity.org.za.

Three suspected property hijackers who are part of a syndicate operating in the Booysens area, South of Johannesburg were arrested in the early hours of this morning.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court later today on charges of fraud, theft and trespassing. The police are still looking for the fourth suspect who is on the run.

Advertisement

The suspects were monitored for several months and were arrested during a sting operation led by the City’s Group Forensic and Investigation Service department (GFIS), South African Police Service (SAPS) Provincial Organized Crime and the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) Undercover Unit.

In May this year, GFIS received an anonymous complaint about several properties that were suspected to be hijacked in Booysens. An investigation was then conducted by GFIS before referring the matter to the SAPS Provincial Organized Crime Unit for further investigation and action.

Advertisement

Criminals must know that they might run but there is no place for them to hide in Johannesburg.  

The City will not leave any stone unturned when dealing with criminal activities within its area of jurisdiction. It is essential to bring back the rule of law in the City and take it back from the criminal elements such as landlords who take advantage of desperate people and house them under deplorable conditions.   

The City is committed to ensuring that it stops the rot in the inner city and make it a prosperous and inclusive place for people to live work and play.

Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to report any fraudulent or corrupt activities through the 24-hour tip-off hotline 0800 002 587 or email: problempropertyhotline@joburg.org.za  or whistle@joburg.org.za  or visit the offices of GFIS situated at 48 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein.

 

Issued by The City of Johannesburg

EMAIL THIS ARTICLE      SAVE THIS ARTICLE ARTICLE ENQUIRY

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here

Comment Guidelines

About

Polity.org.za is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Polity.org.za is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now