CRIME BRIEFS

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On Tues­day Novem­ber 27 at 9.25pm a sus­pi­cious-look­ing ve­hi­cle (a taxi) was ob­served in Van der Riet Street by the Mul­tiSe­cu­rity of­fices.

How­ever, on in­ves­ti­ga­tion by se­cu­rity of­fi­cers the ve­hi­cle, which con­tained four in­di­vid­u­als, moved off in the di­rec­tion of Ne­mato.

Also on Tues­day, just be­fore 11pm, a res­i­dent of Becker Street re­quested armed re­sponse as a man, who fled when spot­ted, was ob­served us­ing a stick to reach a cell­phone through an open win­dow.

Mul­tiSe­cu­rity re­ported that, on in­ves­ti­ga­tion, no sus­pi­cious-look­ing per­son had been found.

There was also an in­ci­dent at 1.17am where Mul­tiSe­cu­rity re­ceived a panic sig­nal from a premises in Cax­ton Lane. It was re­ported that some­one was throw­ing stones at the res­i­dents’ dog from the empty plot next door. Hav­ing checked, se­cu­rity did not find any­one or any­thing sus­pi­cious.

At 1.23am on Wednes­day, a re­port was re­ceived from a res­i­dence in For­est Hill Drive that a sus­pect had been caught and a house had been bro­ken into nearby.

Se­cu­rity of­fi­cers found the sus­pect ly­ing in the road with no pants on and took him into cus­tody.

It was fur­ther re­ported that two bur­glars had gained en­try by an open bed­room win­dow at the front of the house. A guest’s lap­top, wal­let and cell­phone had been stolen. It was later re­ported that the stolen cell­phone and wal­let were re­cov­ered. The alarm was not armed. An Opel Zafira mo­tor ve­hi­cle was stolen from out­side a home in Ne­mato on Fri­day at around 9.15pm.

The in­ci­dent was re­ported in its emer­gency group that five men had hi­jacked the car. It was later re­ported that the car had been found aban­doned.

At 11.23pm on Fri­day armed re­sponse was re­quested at a home in Lam­bert Road by a woman who claimed her car was be­ing bro­ken into. How­ever, no one was dis­cov­ered at the scene as the per­pe­tra­tor had run off when he was spot­ted.

On Sun­day at around 3.30pm, armed re­sponse was re­quested from Mul­tiSe­cu­rity to at­tend a home in Wes­ley Hill Close where, in the out­side toi­let, the owner had found a pair of gloves, a cell­phone charger, a por­ta­ble fan and a knife.

These were placed in a plas­tic bag and taken to the Port Al­fred SAPS for in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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