Aberdeen crime news
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.