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.