CRIMEBRIEFS

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ON WED­NES­DAY, March 14 there was a break-in at 9.30am in Van der Riet Street.

The gar­dener phoned the home­owner when he found cop­per pipes had been stolen and the bur­glar had also bro­ken into the out­side toi­let and taken a spade and a fork.

At about 6pm on Fri­day March 16, there was a mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent on Main Street near FNB be­tween a Toy­ota Tazz and Mazda. No one was in­jured.

There was a break-in at Da­mant Lodge re­tire­ment vil­lage in Pike Lane at 11.15pm on Fri­day night. Se­cu­rity of­fi­cers and po­lice ar­rived to find some­one had gained en­try into the unit by bend­ing open the bur­glar bars of a slightly open win­dow at the front of the premises. The bur­glar stole a cell­phone and about R200 in cash and dis­ap­peared.

Peo­ple were re­ported to be fight­ing at a beach­side restau­rant at West Beach at about 2.30am early on Sun­day morn­ing. Mul­tiSe­cu­rity re­sponse of­fi­cers said there was no sign of any­one fight­ing. They saw peo­ple leav­ing the premises.

At about 8.30am on Saturday morn­ing a trol­ley be­long­ing to Spar was found out­side KNA, con­tain­ing CDs and table­cloth, which could have been stolen. The trol­ley was handed to the po­lice.

Mul­tiSe­cu­rity of­fi­cers re­sponded to an alarm at a Sun­ning­dale Road home at about 11pm on Saturday night and found there had been a break-in. Bur­glars took a lap­top, iPhone and ex­ter­nal hard drive. Po­lice opened a case.

There was a break-in at the Misty Waves com­plex in Emer­ald Heights in the early hours of Sun­day morn­ing. Mul­tiSe­cu­rity con­trol room re­ceived an alarm sig­nal and re­sponse of­fi­cers were dis­patched and at­tended the scene just af­ter 1am. The bur­glar lifted a slid­ing door off its rail to gain en­try. The Mul­tiSe­cu­rity of­fi­cer opened up a case on be­half of the owner, who was out of town.

At 1.30pm on Mon­day there was an at­tempted break-in at Van der Riet Street. Mul­tiSe­cu­rity re­sponse of­fi­cers were alerted to the break-in when an alarm in front of the house went off. They at­tended the scene and found a win­dow fac­ing the river­side had a bro­ken han­dle, but as the bur­glar bars were still in­tact, the bur­glar(s) could not have gained en­try. No case was opened and the win­dow han­dle was fixed.

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