CRIME BRIEFS

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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.

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