Please report every incident to OH WATCH. Even if a crime was not committed, and you have information about suspicious persons or activity, please let us know. This will allow us to create a comprehensive database of crime in Oranjezicht / Higgovale which is paramount to deploying resources effectively.

Theft out of motor vehicle

Cnr Gladstone & Sir George Grey Streets - Monday, at 06:00
An OH Watch member noticed that someone was passing items through the fence of an apartment block to a woman on the pavement. Another member called Watchcom on the radio and they dispatched a vehicle. They found that suspects had broken into the canopy of a bakkie that was parked in a garage behind a gate. Suspects had removed tools.
Unknown if reported to SAPS.

House Break-in

Leeuwenhof Road - Sunday, at 06:00
Details of the break-in are not available. A jacket and wine were taken from the property.
Reported to SAPS.

Theft from motor vehicle

Forest Road - Saturday, between 00:00 and 06:00
Two wheels were stolen from a Ford Fiesta and the vehicle left on bricks.
Unknown if reported to SAPS.

Theft out of motor vehicle

Vriende Street - Saturday, between 00:00 and 06:00
The left side window was completely smashed in. Unknown what was taken from the vehicle.
Not reported to SAPS.

Theft out of motor vehicle

Buxton Avenue - Friday, at 15:15
A man managed to break into a vehicle without setting of the alarm. He left scissors behind, but took two phone chargers. The alarm did go off when he left.
Unknown if reported to SAPS.

Attempted other theft

Belvedere Avenue - Friday, at 10:30
Suspect tried to remove an exterior spotlight from a property, but ran off when he was noticed by the owner.
Not reported to SAPS.

Theft of motor vehicle

Gardens Centre, Myrtle Street - Tuesday, at 07:45
A black and white Gomoto was taken from the Gardens Centre parking area. The VW kombi involved in the theft was identified and SAPS managed to make an arrest within a day.
Reported to SAPS.

Theft out of motor vehicle 1

Rosmead Avenue - Monday, between 00:00 and 06:00
Suspect lifted a gate of the rails and broke into a car parked on the property. Even though there were exterior alarms, he did not trigger them.
Not reported to SAPS.

Theft out of motor vehicle

Forest Road - Monday, at 02:00
Suspect lifted the vehicle gate of the rails and broke into a car parked on the property. He took a number of items from the car before he triggered an exterior alarm.
Reported to SAPS.

House Break-in 2 ARRESTS

Buxton Avenue - Saturday, at 15:15
SAPS and armed response dispatched vehicles to the house. They were made aware of a suspect moving on the ceiling and arrested him after he had fallen through the ceiling. The partner who was on the lookout was also arrested close to the scene.
Reported to SAPS.