Aberdeen cri­me news

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ABERDEEN — Af­ter a fai­r­ly qui­et week, with on­ly three re­la­ti­ve­ly mi­nor no­te­worthy ca­ses o­pe­ned by Aberdeen SAPS in the pe­ri­od from 6 No­vem­ber to 13 No­vem­ber, t­his last week has seen that num­ber mo­re than dou­bled.

The first ca­se du­ring the two-week pe­ri­od was a re­si­den­ti­al bur­gla­ry, be­t­ween 22:00 on 3 No­vem­ber and 02:00 the next mor­ning. The com­plai­nant left his ho­me in T­hem­ba­le­si­z­we and all win­dows and doors we­re loc­ked. W­hen he la­ter re­tur­ned, he found the back door stan­ding o­pen. U­pon in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on, he found cash and so­me me­at to the va­lue of R1 770 had been sto­len

The se­cond ca­se was one of stock theft and took pla­ce so­me­ti­me be­t­ween 6 No­vem­ber and 8 No­vem­ber. Three pig­lets we­re ta­ken from Lo­tus­vil­le - no b­lood was found at the sce­ne. The ca­se is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on.

So­me­ti­me be­t­ween 04:45 and 10:00 on 8 No­vem­ber, a wa­ter pump and fil­ter we­re sto­len from a hou­se in van Rie­beeck Street. The va­lue of the sto­len i­tems is R2 300.

The first one, of fraud, took pla­ce on 15 Au­gust at the com­plai­nant’s ho­me in Voor­trek­ker Street. She was vi­si­ted by a man clai­ming to be a re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ve of Le­gal­wi­se. She in­for­med him that she was not in­te­rested in any of their pro­ducts and re­fu­sed to sign any do­cu­ment. On 13 No­vem­ber at a­bout 14:02 she re­cei­ved an e-mail from her fi­nan­ci­al of­fi­ce re­que­s­ting con­fir­ma­ti­on of a sig­na­tu­re that is sup­po­sed­ly hers. She im­me­di­a­te­ly saw that her sig­na­tu­re had been f­or­ged. The sus­pect is not kno­wn at t­his sta­ge, and the ca­se is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on.

The se­cond ca­se of the week had a rat­her mo­re sa­tis­fac­to­ry en­ding. At a­bout 12:00 on 13 No­vem­ber, the sus­pect en­te­red a s­hop in Lo­tus­vil­le, took a box of cus­tard from the shelf and left wit­hout paying. The sus­pect then re­tur­ned and took R500 from the com­plai­nant’s ho­me w­hi­le he (the com­plai­nant) was in the s­hop. The sus­pect has been ar­res­ted for theft.

A­not­her ca­se of theft was o­pe­ned af­ter se­ver­al i­tems we­re ta­ken from out­si­de a hou­se. On 10 No­vem­ber the re­si­dent dis­co­ve­r­ed his ho­se­pi­pe had been ta­ken, and three days la­ter, a lar­ge con­tai­ner of fi­re­lig­h­ters was mis­sing, as well as ot­her i­tems to­ta­ling R3 344.

Paint to the va­lue of R1 800 was ta­ken from a hou­se in G­rey Street. The com­plai­nant vi­si­ted the hou­se on 9 No­vem­ber and all was well, ho­we­ver on his re­turn on 13 No­vem­ber he dis­co­ve­r­ed that the paint was mis­sing from one of the be­drooms.

A ca­se of stock theft was o­pe­ned af­ter two go­ats we­re slaug­h­te­red on the farm Tong Blaar. W­hen the far­mer took his wor­kers to the farm on 14 No­vem­ber, he no­ti­ced that the ga­te was o­pen and he found foot­prints in the ground. Two go­ats to the va­lue of R2 000 had been slaug­h­te­red. On­ly the me­at was ta­ken and the he­ad, en­trails and skin we­re left be­hind.

At a hou­se in Ho­pe Street, an ar­gu­ment de­ve­lo­ped at a­bout 10:00 on 16 No­vem­ber be­t­ween a man and his sis­ter-in-law, and she star­ted to throw t­hings a­round. He has o­pe­ned a ca­se of ma­li­ci­ous da­ma­ge to pro­per­ty.

The fi­nal ca­se for the fort­nig­ht was one of rob­be­ry, w­he­re a kni­fe was u­sed to thre­a­ten the victim. T­his hap­pe­ned at a­bout 23:45 on 17 No­vem­ber. The com­plai­nant was wal­king in the street w­hen he was as­saul­ted by two men, one of w­hom took a kni­fe and held it a­gainst the com­plai­nant. He was rob­bed of his shoes and a cell pho­ne, with a to­tal va­lue of R900.

Du­ring the two-week pe­ri­od, the­re we­re three ar­res­ts for com­mon as­sault, one for theft and one for pos­ses­si­on of Man­drax. For les­ser of­fen­ces, one per­son was ar­res­ted for traf­fic of­fen­ces and se­ven for being drunk and dis­or­der­ly.

In t­his last week, the cri­mes re­por­ted we­re al­so va­ried.

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