CRIME IN SHORT
computer hard drive. The value of these stolen items amounts to approximately R16 500. The suspect had forced open the boot of the vehicle. He was arrested.
Another case of this nature took place between 23:00 on 6 October and midnight the same night, in Umasizakhe. According to the complainant, he left an envelope with R3 000 cash, inside his vehicle. Later, when he went to fetch the envelope, he found it to be missing. The suspect is known to the complainant, but not yet arrested.
There was also a case opened for attempted theft out of a motor vehicle. The incident took place outside Shoprite on 7 October at about 10:40. According to the complainant, an unknown person broke the passenger side window. Nothing was taken from the vehicle, but the damage to the window amounts to about R4 000.
Possession of stolen goods
There was one arrest for possession of suspected stolen goods on 4 October at 21:30 in Stockenstroom Street. A SAPS member executing his duties saw a suspicious-looking vehicle.
He stopped the vehicle, a silver Toyota, and searched it with the consent of the suspect.
Upon searching of the vehicle, he found cash hidden in the boot, as well as under the seats. The total amount of cash found was R158 460.
When SAPS member asked the suspect why he had such a large amount of cash in his possession, the suspect alleged that he collected the money from his shop in Murraysburg.
He did not have any proof that the money really came from the shop, and also could not produce a legal permit and passport which means he is an illegal immigrant from Ethiopia.
Finally, there were four burglaries, two residential and two from business properties.
The first residential burglary took place on 3 October at 04:30 in Kroonvale. The suspect or suspects kicked the door open to gain entrance to the property. Clothing to the value of R500 was taken.
The second was in Santaville, sometime between 12:45 and 22:10 on 2 October. The complainant left his Huawei P8 cell phone on charge before leaving home. When he came back later, his girlfriend informed him that, when she came back from the hospital, she found the lock on the door had been broken off, the house had been broken into and the cell phone was missing. Its value is R4 000.
One business burglary took place at the Dynamic clothing store in Caledon Street. According to the complainant, the shop was locked and everything in order on 7 October at 14:00. On Monday, 8 October at about 06:50, he was informed by the SAPS that his shop had been broken into. A window was broken to gain entrance. A television, amplifier and computer hard drive were stolen, valued at R7000.
The final case for the week was at Union High School, in Donkin Street. The incident took place between 17:45 on 7 October and 07:00 the next day. According to the complainant, the suspect or suspects forced open a door to the storeroom and took an angle grinder and drill to the value of R4 000.