Police requests assistance in locating suspected arsonist

PARKTOWN – The police in Gauteng request the public to assist them in locating Sentious Novans who is suspected to be involved in multiple cases of arson, murder and burglary residential that had occurred in the East and North parts of Johannesburg in the previous months.

In all the incidents, the suspect will break in at affluent houses and after stealing property set the houses alight.

Novans was previously sentenced to seven years of which four years was suspended for five years.

Anyone with positive information that can lead to the arrest of Novans is urged to contact the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Magongoa on 071 351 4189 or Lieutenant Colonel Prowse on 079 498 2435. The Crime Stop Line can also be contacted on 08600 10111, alternatively anonymous tip-offs can be reported via MySaps application which can be downloaded on any smartphone. Information received will be treated with strictest confidence.

Source: South African Police Service

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