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Bothasig Crime Trends. While making his way to the service station in Edgemead at approximately 18h50, Shift Commander Swanepoel drove along Bothma Street, Bothasig when he noticed 3 males standing very close together. It appeared that two of the males were going through the pockets of the other male. When he made a U-turn and went towards the males, one immediately fled. The one being “checked” approached Officer Swanepoel and reported that the two males were attempting to rob him. SAPS was requested and after a short time they arrived at the scene. The suspect and the complainant were taken to Bothasig SAPS to open a docket.