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.

Other theft

Belvedere Avenue - Between Friday 14 and Tuesday 18 April
A suspect stole the light fitting above a residents front gate.
Not reported to SAPS

Theft out of motor vehicle

Bread Street - Monday, at about 22:34
Access was gained to a vehicle by breaking the back left window. It is unknown what was stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Attempted House Break-in

Invermark Crescent - Sunday, at about 01:53
Suspects driving an old Renault Megane attempted to lift a driveway gate off its rails but the alarm was triggered and they fled the area.
Reported to SAPS

Business Break-in

Kloof Street - Wednesday, at about 05:03
Suspects gained entry to a business by climbing a tree and entering through the roof of the premises. An employee shouted at them and they fled leaving behind two bags of liquor.
Reported to SAPS

Theft out of motor vehicle - ARREST

Wandel Street - Monday, at about 01:52
A suspect was seen breaking into a vehicle. Armed Response was called and they gave chase, eventually apprehending the suspect who was then arrested by SAPS.
Reported to SAPS

House Break-in

Glen Crescent - Thursday, at about 16:53
A suspect jumped over a wall and entered the premises via an open window and stole a leather bag containing a laptop.
Reported to SAPS

Theft from motor vehicle

Flower Street - Thursday, between 00:00 and 06:00
Four Toyota Etios hubcaps stolen.
Not reported to SAPS

Theft out of motor vehicle

Sophia Street - Tuesday, between 00:00 and 06:00
We got home around 9:30pm, locked the car via remote as usual. This am early we went to the car and when we opened the boot realised they had stolen a camera tripod. They must have used a jamming device as no windows or doors were broken.
Unknown if reported to SAPS

Trespassing

Belvedere Avenue - Monday, at about 17:30
27 Belvedere Ave is currently under going renovations. The on-site security guard, Elvis, found the suspect on the property just after 17h30 on 28 March. The suspect picked up an iron bar and a fight ensued. Elvis, armed with a plank fought back. At 17h35 WhatsApp call for help from Caron went out asking for help in Belvedere Ave, but no address was given. I drove down Belvedere Ave and arrived as ADT pulled up at number 27. It was 17h38. When the ADT officer entered the property, the suspect surrendered. The suspect had a head wound. The ADT officer called SAPS. Elvis and the ADT officer remained with the suspect and I left the scene at 17h48.
Reported to SAPS

Attempted House Break-in

Marchmont Avenue - Sunday, at about 01:00
at 1:00am on the 26-03-17 someone jumped over the wall into our garden. As the alarm went off he immediately went back on the street where a WHITE OLD VOLKSWAGEN JETTA with a black spoiler was waiting. There must have been 4 guys in the car. They disappeared without headlights or motor down the road.
Not reported to SAPS