Cape Town – Grassy Park SAPS are looking for a convicted Parkwood murderer who has eluded his parole officer for more than a year.
Station commander Col. Dawood Laing said although he was convicted of murder in the SAPS neighborhood of Diep River, Tyrone Lottering, 46, was only sentenced to 12 years in prison .
Laing says that because the crime happened in another neighborhood, he does not have details of the crime.
He explains: “On Monday, we were approached by the parole officer, who obtained a warrant for the arrest of the district court against the suspect.
“He is from Parkwood and according to the records presented to us he was convicted of burglary and murder in 2009, but it happened in the Diep River neighborhood so we don’t have the details. of murder.
Laing says that after serving only 10 years in Pollsmoor Prison, Lottering was granted parole and sent to his mother’s home on Blackbird Avenue, where he was to remain under house arrest.
“The officer went to the house to check on him because he was supposed to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest. But the officer couldn’t find him and his mother told him he was gone.
“The officer has been looking for him since 2019 and when you provide an address but do not stay at that address you have violated the parole conditions.
Laing says the cops are asking for help finding Lottering.
“The problem with the system is that they get convicted of serious offenses and then get parole.
“Now he’s violated his parole conditions and we have to go find him to avoid having a potentially dangerous person on the street.
“It takes a lot of time and resources, because the police now have to hunt down former perpetrators, even if he has already been convicted when we should be looking for exceptional suspects in the ongoing cases.”
Anyone with information on Lottering’s whereabouts is urged to call Detective Constable Paulsen on 062 002 2656.