A number of burglaries were reported by MultiSecurity in Port Alfred over the past week.
On Tuesday October 16, there was a break-in at a shop on Albany Road at around 7.30pm. The following day, cattle were reported along Bathurst Street at 10.14pm. The cattle were collected and removed. Late on Wednesday and into the early hours of Friday, there were several incidents reported of barking dogs and suspicious people walking the streets but no arrests were made.
At about 7.40am on Friday, there was a break-in reported at a garage on Albany Road. On his arrival, the manager reported the suspect had broken off the padlocks on the wooden door by the workshop at the back and stolen seven cases of dragon energy drinks. At 7.49am, a beggar informed the owner that the workshop door was open.
Still later, at 10.48am it was reported that two suspicious youngsters in front of a shop across the road were identified as those who had stolen items from the garage shop.
Still on Albany Road, another attempted break-in occurred at a cycle shop where a window was broken and the burglar bars bent, but nothing was stolen. In Coronation Street in Station Hill later that night a man was seen wearing a balaclava in a resident’s garden. Nothing suspicious was found at the premises.
That evening there was an attempted break-in at a home in Sevenoaks Street. Having failed to break-in to the premises the perpetrator ran off onto the golf course.At Dickenson Road at 10.26am guests at a guest house reported they had been robbed and their I-phones stolen. They were sitting outside when a man approached and demanded their cellphones. A scuffle broke out and the perpetrator fled with the phones. Gardmed were also called as one of the guests had been injured but was treated at the premises.
Just after 11pm there was a break-in at cottages on Freshwater Drive. The sliding door to one of the cottages had been forced open and a TV was taken.
In the early hours of Sunday morning three gunshots were reported at Burke Close. After investigation security reported that nothing suspicious had been found.
In Simbiti Street in Nemato at 10.39am there was a break-in at a shop where a sports bag worth R600, an extension lead priced at R200,an iron, baby clothes and grocery were also taken.
On Tuesday there was a break-in at a shop in Rosehill Mall. The mall manager reported there was a list of contact people at his office to enable the relevant contact person to be contacted. The perpetrators had kicked in the front door but nothing inside the shop was disturbed.