CRIMEBRIEFS

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A num­ber of bur­glar­ies were re­ported by Mul­tiSe­cu­rity in Port Al­fred over the past week.

On Tues­day Oc­to­ber 16, there was a break-in at a shop on Al­bany Road at around 7.30pm. The fol­low­ing day, cat­tle were re­ported along Bathurst Street at 10.14pm. The cat­tle were col­lected and re­moved. Late on Wed­nes­day and into the early hours of Fri­day, there were sev­eral in­ci­dents re­ported of barking dogs and sus­pi­cious peo­ple walk­ing the streets but no ar­rests were made.

At about 7.40am on Fri­day, there was a break-in re­ported at a garage on Al­bany Road. On his ar­rival, the man­ager re­ported the sus­pect had bro­ken off the pad­locks on the wooden door by the work­shop at the back and stolen seven cases of dragon en­ergy drinks. At 7.49am, a beg­gar in­formed the owner that the work­shop door was open.

Still later, at 10.48am it was re­ported that two sus­pi­cious young­sters in front of a shop across the road were iden­ti­fied as those who had stolen items from the garage shop.

Still on Al­bany Road, an­other at­tempted break-in oc­curred at a cy­cle shop where a win­dow was bro­ken and the bur­glar bars bent, but noth­ing was stolen. In Coro­na­tion Street in Sta­tion Hill later that night a man was seen wear­ing a bal­a­clava in a res­i­dent’s gar­den. Noth­ing sus­pi­cious was found at the premises.

That evening there was an at­tempted break-in at a home in Sevenoaks Street. Hav­ing failed to break-in to the premises the per­pe­tra­tor ran off onto the golf course.At Dick­en­son Road at 10.26am guests at a guest house re­ported they had been robbed and their I-phones stolen. They were sit­ting out­side when a man ap­proached and de­manded their cell­phones. A scuf­fle broke out and the per­pe­tra­tor fled with the phones. Gardmed were also called as one of the guests had been in­jured but was treated at the premises.

Just af­ter 11pm there was a break-in at cot­tages on Fresh­wa­ter Drive. The slid­ing door to one of the cot­tages had been forced open and a TV was taken.

In the early hours of Sun­day morn­ing three gun­shots were re­ported at Burke Close. Af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tion se­cu­rity re­ported that noth­ing sus­pi­cious had been found.

In Sim­biti Street in Ne­mato at 10.39am there was a break-in at a shop where a sports bag worth R600, an ex­ten­sion lead priced at R200,an iron, baby clothes and gro­cery were also taken.

On Tues­day there was a break-in at a shop in Rose­hill Mall. The mall man­ager re­ported there was a list of con­tact peo­ple at his of­fice to en­able the rel­e­vant con­tact per­son to be con­tacted. The per­pe­tra­tors had kicked in the front door but noth­ing in­side the shop was dis­turbed.

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