Eye on crime: 15 to 21 March
Theft out of motor vehicles is again on the increase. Please ensure you leave nothing in your vehicles and, where possible, park in a locked and alarmed garage
PROPERTY-RELATED INCIDENTS: TOWN AREA
THEFT - MARKET STR (Thurs 15 March @ 02h48) - Allsound officer apprehended a suspect in possession of stolen items. Owner was contacted but declined to open a case. Suspect was released.
BURGLARY - NEWTON STR (Thurs 15 March @ 14h48) - Client phoned to report a break-in at the house and gave description of suspect fleeing from the property. Allsound Officers responded and apprehended the suspect. Case was opened and suspect was charged. SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE INFO BURGLARY - NELSON STR (Thurs 15 March @ 22h26) - Allsound guards reported that 2 suspects broke into a shop and fled. Allsound Officers responded and apprehended one of the suspects. Stolen goods were recovered and suspect was handed over to SAPS.
ATT THEFT - LONG STR (Sat 17 March @ 05h04) - Allsound CCTV operator noticed 2 men being chased on CCTV camera in Main Road. Officers responded and assisted a man who reported that 2 suspects tried to steal hubcaps from parked vehicle. Suspects had disappeared, nothing was stolen. THEFT - MAIN STR (Sat 17 March @ 11h39) - Member of the public reported that a suspect caught on CCTV footage for theft was seen at Waste by Rail. Allsound Officer responded, suspect was apprehended and identified. Case was opened and suspect charged with theft. SHOPLIFTING - MAIN STR (Sat 17 March @ 14h47) - Allsound guard apprehended a suspect in possession of several items shoplifted from various stores. Suspect was handed over to SAPS but later released. BURGLARY - LONG STR (Sun 18 March @ 22h16) - Allsound Officer apprehended a suspect in possession of stolen items linked to a break-in at store room. Suspect was arrested and charged by SAPS. BURGLARY AND M.V. BREAK-IN LAKEVIEW DR(Mon 19 March @ 04h42) - Resident reported a break-in at his flat. Nothing missing but vehicle and several other apartments had been targeted. A car radio was confirmed stolen. SAPS were on site to open cases.
ATTEMPTED THEFT - GRAHAM STR (Tues 20 March @ 12h38) - Client phoned to report suspect on premises who tried to steal a gas bottle but fled when he was disturbed. A clothing description was provided and area was searched. No one found
OLD PLACE / COSTA SARDA
BURGLARY - BOEKENHOUT STR (Fri 16 March @ 02h40) - Officers were dispatched to panic alarm. Suspect broke window and grabbed a laptop bag. When the owner pressed the panic, suspect dropped the bag and fled.
SHOPLIFTING - HOLIDAY CRESC (Fri 16 March @ 18h43) - Client telephoned to report that a suspect was apprehended for shoplifting. SAPS were notified and a case was opened.
BURGLARY - SUNVALLEY DR (Sat 17 March @ 14h55) - Client reported a break-in at her garage. Lock had been forced open but nothing visibly missing. No case opened. AGGRAVATED ROBBERY - MAIN STR (Sun 18 March @ 03h24) - Allsound Officer was stopped by 2 gentlemen who reported they were robbed at knifepoint near the provincial hospital. The 2 suspects stole cellphones and wallets. No clothing description was available. One of the suspects was later identified by Allsound Officers when he tried to use the stolen bank cards. Suspect was apprehended the following day.
INDUSTRIAL AREA / HORNLEE / NEKKIES
BUSINESS ROBBERY - MEEU STR (Fri 16 March @ 13h35) - Officers were dispatched to panic signal and reported armed robbery. Staff informed officers that armed assailants entered the premises, threatened them at gunpoint and made off with cash and 2 cellphones. Information regarding a possible getaway vehicle was supplied. SAPS were notified and scene was secured for investigation.
HUNTERS HOME / REXFORD / FISHER HAVEN
BURGLARY - HOPE STR (Thurs 15 March @ 12h30) - Control Room operator noticed a man running down the road on CCTV footage. Vehicles were dispatched and area surrounded. Suspect was apprehended and stolen weed eater recovered. VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE INFO
WELBEDACHT / EASTFORD DOWNS AREA
BURGLARY - WELBEDACHT RD (Tues 20 March @ 00h58) - Officers responded to alarm signal. Owner confirmed kitchen door was standing open and garage had also been broken into. A chainsaw was recovered in the property which suspect had dropped when alarm triggered. No case was opened at the time.
Medical / general assistance - 2; domestic disputes / noise disturbances - 8; suspicious persons / vehicle reports - 14; assistance with vagrant removal / trespassers - 2; noises on property / agitated dogs - 2