A BREAK-IN occurred in Westcliff Lane in Port Alfred at about 4am on March 6, with the scene being attended to by MultiSecurity officers and police. The suspect gained entry at an open bedroom window which had no burglar bars. A brown leather handbag containing an ID book, bank cards and loose change (about R20) was stolen. There was no clear description of the suspect.
At about 6am on the same morning, MultiSecurity response officers apprehended a man carrying suspicious goods on Wharf Street. The man handed over the items and ran off in the direction of Nemato, pursued by security officers who were joined by the SAPS, but the suspect got away. The suspect was carrying jewellery and sneakers wrapped in a maroon-coloured pullover.. Later that night, at about 2am on Thursday morning, a truck jack-knifed on the Southwell Road hill. Police and firemen were on the scene as well as towing trucks, and the obstruction was cleared. Another break-in occurred at about 3am on Thursday morning at the Royal Alfred Acre in Links Road. MultiSecurity response officers and police checked the premises. They could not find a point of entry, and could not get a clear description of the burglars who stole a big screen TV, a laptop, two cellphones, 2 I-pads and clothes. A resident in Mthathi Street, Nemato, called for assistance saying a man was causing trouble in his street. A MultiSecurity officer responded and summoned the SAPS. The Nemato SAPS station responded that they had already sent a vehicle four times to attend to the scene but would do so again. SAPS also reported the man ran away as soon as a police vehicle arrived. There were also multiple reports of prowlers and intruders, and dogs barking around town over the past week. MultiSecurity officers responded to each incident and checked the area, but could not find the intruders.