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.