IN the early hours of last Friday morning, just after midnight, a number of reports were received regarding barking dogs in Umdoni Downs and at ShangriLa while, at 2.40am, an attempted break-in was discovered at Fountain Rocks View where a burglar had forced open the sliding door and cut open the security gate to enter the entertainment area.
The burglar was busy forcing open the second sliding door when he was surprised and fled the premises.
At around 2pm on Friday, a suspicious person was seen at a home in Henry Street but responders found nothing. Likewise, at around 4pm at Medelino Caravan Park, a panic call was received regarding a suspicious person at one of the chalets there. However, again the responders found nothing.
ON Saturday just after 1pm a message from the WhatsApp West Beach Crime Watch reported suspicious male named Alfred wanting to wash the cars. He was wearing a black Billabong T-Shirt and brown jacket. Responders found nothing suspicious when they investigated.
On Sunday an unwanted guest was ejected from the Port Alfred Ski-boat Club by security officers who were unable to get his name.
On Monday morning at around 40 minutes past midnight a break-in at a flat situated on premises in Dickenson Road was investigated. The burglar had entered through the front door that had not been locked. During the investigation it was discovered that another two flats had been broken into. Their alarms had not been armed by the owners. The burglar(s) had entered through the back window, which has no burglar bars at both flats to gain entry. They stole a black backpack, a Samsung camera, two sets of earphones, a Viper smoker and charger, a computer tablet and its charger as well as about R500 in cash.
At 1.40am there were more reports of barking dogs in the West Beach Drive area, again on the WhatsApp group. The area was patrolled but the barking had stopped.