CRIME BRIEFS

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MULTISECURITY crime re­ports over the past week show a con­sid­er­able spike in crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity on Mon­day and Tues­day, fol­low­ing what many took as a long week­end be­cause of Women’s Day last Thurs­day.

How­ever, last Thurs­day there was a break-in at a shop in Camp­bell Street at about 8.30am. A lap­top and tablet were stolen from the premises.

It was also re­ported that there were two sus­pects walk­ing down Broad­way Street and head­ing to Saltvlei Road on Thurs­day. Af­ter search­ing the area, it was re­ported that the pair were spot­ted again walk­ing in Chatham Street.

Early on Sun­day morn­ing, bur­glars broke into the Sta­tion Hill com­mu­nity hall at the cor­ner of Dick­en­son Drive and Booy­sen Street. An alarm went off and MultiSecurity re­sponded. They founds that the out­side build­ing’s door had been forced open, and two win­dows bro­ken. SAPS was also in­formed. The per­son in charge of the hall ar­rived but could not see any­thing miss­ing.

On Mon­day at 2.32am, an alarm at a premises in Fin­don Street was set off and, on in­spect­ing the area, it was re­ported that fresh sus­pi­cious foot­prints had been dis­cov­ered.

Later at 4.37am an alarm was sounded at a premises in Nel­son Street, Sta­tion Hill. The thieves gained en­try by throw­ing a rock through the roof and stole an undis­closed amount of cash and a box of loose cig­a­rettes. At 12.36pm on Mon­day, a break-in was re­ported at an out­side room at a home in Lam­bert Road. Thieves forced open the door and took a pipe-cut­ter, a brush­cut­ter and tent, and pushed the door closed.

A phone call at 10.29pm on Mon­day in­formed se­cu­rity per­son­nel of a panic call re­ceived from a home in Vroom Road. It was re­ported there had been a sus­pect by their win­dow.

On Tues­day at 10.50am a panic alarm was re­ceived from Medolino Car­a­van Park in Hards Street. A sus­pect was spot­ted wear­ing grey shorts, a brown T-shirt and with calamine on his face. One of the builders on the premises at­tempted to stop the man but he man­aged to get away. Later it was re­ported that the same man was seen in the Set­tlers Park area. The man was seen again at 11.21am at the ro­bots at bot­tom of Wes­ley Hill. He was taken back to Medolino Car­a­van Park for a pos­i­tive iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and ar­rested for tres­pass­ing.

On Tues­day at 11.30am there was a break-in in Al­fred Road. Se­cu­rity was un­sure how the thief gained en­try. The trap­door in the ceil­ing was open but no roof tile was loose. A TV and sound sys­tem were stolen.

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