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

Sir George Grey Street - Wednesday, between 00:00 and 06:00
Resident was woken up from a car alarm that went off. The owner of the car did not see any windows broken or anybody outside and switched the alarm off. The following morning they found that the small triangular back window had been smashed and the back car seat was flat as someone had checked the boot for valuables.
Reported to SAPS.

Theft out of motor vehicle

Labounere Street - Tuesday, between 00:00 and 06:00
Unforced entry into an Audi. Only minor items were taken.
Not reported to SAPS.

Business break-in

Kloof Street - Friday, at 23:16
The alarm at a restaurant was triggered and the armed response rushed to the scene. When the owner arrived there were two homeless people on the scene, but nothing had been taken and there were no signs of forced entry. When the owner returned on 12 August 2017 at 09:00 he discovered that a music system, printer and TV decoders had been taken. It appears as if it was removed through a small bathroom window. The owner has named possible suspects that will be investigated.
Reported to SAPS.

Attempted house break-in

Upper Kloof Street - Friday, at 16:30
The kitchen window was found open and the glass had been cracked. Nothing was taken.
Reported to SAPS.

Theft out of motor vehicle

Rheede Street - Thursday, between 06:00 and 18:00
A window of the vehicle was broken and an iPod cable, cellphone charger and iPod Nano were taken.
Reported to SAPS.

Assault

De Waal Park - Wednesday, between 06:00 and 18:00
A couple was assaulted on their way back to their vehicle after visiting the park. The suspect appeared to be mentally unstable. The woman was unharmed, but her partner sustained multiple fractures to his cheek bone and was admitted to hospital. The suspect was taken into custody.
Reported to SAPS.

Other theft (Property)

Leeuwendal Crescent - Tuesday, between 00:00 and 06:00
A report was received that a premises had been burgled during the course of the night. Suspects had removed the front roller gate from its rail and broken into the garage. They had taken a laptop from the parked vehicle and also emptied the bar fridge. No alarm signals were received.
Unknown if reported to SAPS.

Theft out of motor vehicle

Maple Avenue - Tuesday, between 06:00 and 18:00
The left back passenger door was open. A Dell laptop was taken.
Reported to SAPS.

Theft out of motor vehicle

Rosmead Avenue - Monday, between 00:00 and 06:00
The back window of a vehicle was broken and a children’s bicycle was stolen from the boot.
Unknown if reported to SAPS.

House Break-in

Hof Street - Monday, between 06:00 and 18:00
A door was left unlocked and was blocked with a cupboard. When the resident returned he noticed that the cupboard had been moved. Nothing was taken.
Reported to SAPS.