CRIME BRIEFS

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ý ON Mon­day evening a Mul­tiSe­cu­rity re­ac­tion of­fi­cer re­ported an ac­ci­dent at the Al­bany Road and Bathurst Street in­ter­sec­tion where a car­rier ve­hi­cle truck hit a white Toy­ota bakkie. The con­trol room re­quested SAPS as the re­ac­tion of­fi­cer re­ported that the truck fled the scene of the ac­ci­dent. SAPS pur­sued the truck. A case was opened. ý A brazen thief tar­geted Ne­mato SPAR last Satur­day af­ter­noon in a sly and off the cuff move to de­fraud the store. A man wear­ing white trousers, a brown long sleeve T-shirt and khaki cap picked up dis­carded till slips and walked into the store, slyly tak­ing items off shelves and ask­ing the cashier for a re­fund. Ne­mato SPAR made con­tact with Mul­tiSe­cuirty con­trol room who despatched armed re­sponse. The man­ager re­quested Mul­tiSe­cu­rity to keep a look out for the thief. SAPS was not re­quested.

ý Last Fri­day morn­ing, in Broad­way Street, a Mul­tiSe­cu­tiy re­ac­tion of­fi­cer re­ported that a client’s garage door was wide open. The con­trol room phoned the client but the client’s phone was off. The re­ac­tion of­fi­cer put the garage door on man­ual and closed it.

ý Early Fri­day evening, Mul­tiSe­cu­rity re­ceived an alarm from a busi­ness in Wiersma Road. A re­ac­tion of­fi­cer at­tended and no­ticed a con­tainer at the back of the premises was closed but not locked and was full of tools. Mul­tiSe­cu­rity con­trol room in­formed the owner who said that he will send some­one to lock the door.

ý In Beach Cres­cent, early Satur­day morn­ing, a client con­tacted the Mul­tiSe­cu­rity con­trol room and re­ported a sus­pi­cious per­son in the yard. A Mul­tiSe­cu­rity re­ac­tion of­fi­cer at­tended and caught the man in Beach Road. SAPS at­tended and took the man away.

ý In Van der Riet Street, a break-in was dis­cov­ered by a gar­dener at around 11am Satur­day morn­ing. The gar­dener re­ported that a door at the premises ap­peared to be forced open. MulitSe­cu­rity con­trol room in­formed SAPS who at­tended to the scene. An at­tend­ing Mul­tiSe­cu­rity re­ac­tion of­fi­cer re­ported that the sus­pect forced open the door at the left hand side of the house. The client re­quested that Mul­tiSe­cu­rity con­tact a neigh­bour to as­sess if any­thing was miss­ing. A lock­smith also at­tended to the premises to fix the lock on the door.

ý Shortly be­fore mid­night last Mon­day, a sus­pi­cious per­son was spot­ted in Fresh­wa­ter Road. An owner of one of the self-ca­ter­ing beach cot­tages called the Mul­tiSe­cu­rity con­trol room and re­quested armed re­sponse. The client phoned back and re­ported that the sus­pi­cious man has left the premises and may still be in the area. Mul­tiSe­cu­rity pa­trolled the area and re­ported that they did not see any­one sus­pi­cious in the area.

Pic­ture: JON HOUZET

DIN­NER WITH MOM: Cyn­thia Beres­ford was ac­com­pa­nied by her son Arthur at the GBS Port Al­fred din­ner last week

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