2009 May

CRIME REPORT 29 MAY - 3 JUNE

CRIME REPORTED IN OUR AREA DURING THE LAST WEEK

May
28th Bottom Kloof 6pm-12pm Theft out of vehicle
29th Upper Buitenkant/Gardens 6pm-12pm Theft out of vehicle
29th Labournere Street 6pm-12pm Theft out of vehicle
29th Sohia Street 12pm-6am Theft out of vehicle
29th Belmont (after Orange) 6pm-12pm Theft of vehicle
29th Rheede Street 6pm-12pm Theft out of vehicle
30th Montrose 6am-6pm Break in
30th Bottom Kloof 6am-6pm Break in
June
1st Ivy Road 6am-6pm Theft out of vehicle
1st Belmont Avenue 6am-6pm Break in
2nd Top of Kloof Nek 6pm-12pm Theft out of vehicle
2nd Breda street 6am-6pm Robbery
3rd Breda street 6am-6pm Theft out of vehicle

Tamboerskloof
Did not get the break down this week – about 4-5 incidents

Devils Peak/Vredehoek
Did not get the break down this week – about 7-8 incidents

Montrose and Belmont feature – been a lot of activity there in past 6 weeks in terms of break ins.

Area around gardens is per usual – theft out of and common robbery (muggings).

Information
Theft of motor bikes/scooters within DPV still a problem. White Bantum bakkie resulted in two suspects being profiled and turns out father of one of them arrested while back for theft of motor cycle.

Beware car park people/controllers – police suspect they are behind a lot of activity. Capt Nepaul arrested 18 of then in last week. Need to get of them wherever and whenever possible.

Areas of concern mentioned by police – De Park Drive/Davenport Rd/Montrose/Belvedere as it Buitengracht (from Relish Restaurant and towards Foreshore).

Highflyer keeps changing appearance as you can see and specializes in business break ins.

Faizel Eneran aka “BOK”- specializes in house break ins and recently seen at robots corner Orange/Breda. TIK addict

Moegamat aka Villem – same as Bok

Active robbers per attached.

Table Mountain
One reported robbery under Lions Head.

Mugging in Park behind Ashanti Lodge

A resident reports:
Thursday 28 May 2009 at 17h00
Mugging in park behind Ashanti Lodge
“Whisky” male mugged by 3 “charly” males.
One armed with a screw driver.
Wallet stolen and victim thrown to ground and held down and threatened.

CRIME REPORT 21 TO 28 MAY

CRIME REPORTED IN OUR AREA DURING THE LAST WEEK

21st Vine Street 6pm to 12pm Theft of vehicle *
22nd Constantia Road 6pm to 12pm Theft out of *
22nd De Larentz 6pm to 12pm House break in *
23rd Hof St 6am to 6pm House break in between Rosemead and Kensington
23rd Camp St/Krynauw 6pm to12pm Theft of
23rd Union 6am to 6pm House break in
23rd Bottom of Kloof 6pm to 12pm House break in
23rd Flower Street 12pm -6am Robbery
24th Forrest Road 12pm to 6am Theft out of
25th Myrtle St 6pm to 12pm Theft out of
27th Hof/Camp 6pm to 12pm Robbery
27th Top of Marmion 6pm to 12pm Theft out of

Tamboerskloof
2x house break in
2 x robbery

Devils Peak/Vredehoek
1 x theft out of vehicle
2 x house break ins

Please note that the whole area below Gardens (Wembley Square and below) features EVERY week as well – lot of activity – lot of vagrants too.

Information

Theft of motor bikes still a concern – sector 2 and 3 – “whisky” guys.

One person arrested outside Gardens and had outstanding arrest warrant for Robbery.

Table Mountain
Zero.

CRIME REPORT: 13 to 20 May 2009

CRIME REPORTED IN OUR AREA DURING THE LAST WEEK

15th - Cnr Upper Orange/Belevedere - 6am to 6pm - Theft out of vehicle

16th - Hof Street - 6am to 6pm - Theft out of vehicle

16th - Flower Street - 6am to 6pm - Robbery

16th - Jagersfontein - 6am to 6pm - Theft out of vehicle

16th - Buitensingel - 6am to 6pm - Theft out of vehicle

16th - Mill street - 6am to 6pm - Theft out of vehicle

19th - Camp (towards Kloof side - 6am to 6pm - Theft out of vehicle

19th - Mill Street - 6am to 6pm - Theft out of vehicle

19th - Orange - 6pm to 12pm - Robbery

19th - Kohling - 6am to 6pm - Theft out of vehicle

20th - ??? - 6pm to 12pm - Robbery

Tamboerskloof
1x theft out of vehicle

Devils Peak/Vredehoek
2 x theft out of vehicle
1 x house break in
4 x theft out of
1 x robbery

Table Mountain
Zero

Successes

251 breakdown as follows as far as possible:

7 stolen property, 3 robbery, 2 house break in, 51 shoplifting, 1 rape, 12 theft of, 1 theft out of vehicle, 22 drug related, 1 trespass, 18 riotous behaviour, 31 refusal to obey police instruction, 35 Drunkeness, 25 illegal immigrant

CRIME REPORT: 4 to 10 May 2009

CRIME REPORTED IN OUR AREA DURING 4 - 10 May 2009

Bellvue Street - House break in
Welgemeend Street - Robbery - white polo classic, 2 “Charlie” males used
pepper spray
Buxton Avenue - Housebreaking, “Bravo” male, victim pressed panic button
twice, suspect escaped.
Kloof Street - Theft of Motor Vehicle
Weltevreden - Robbery
Constantia Road - Theft Out of Vehicle
Stephen Street - Robbery

Devils Peak/Vredehoek

1 x theft out of vehicle
Rocklands Avenue - hijacking (See below)

A resident in DPV area had a horrid experience:

She works for a reputable estate agency on Kloof Street. On Friday a man
(well dressed, well spoken, educated, white, mid thirty, short dark hair,
thin build) came into her office. He said he had just sold his house in
Surrey UK, returned to SA and wanted to look at houses in City Bowl. He said
he didn’t have a car or phone yet as he had just stepped of the plane and
was waiting for his fiancé. He was knowledgeable about England and had
clearly been there. He made an appointment for Monday. They did some
research about the property in the area that he said he had sold and the
sale values the he spoke about were correct.

She and a female colleague then took him in the colleagues car to see 4
houses yesterday - 1 in Tbk, 2 in OH and 1 in DPV. He was polite and shook
hands with the owners and exchanged pleasantries etc. Then while in
Vredehoek at around midday, he leant forward to the passenger seat, grabbed
the lady around the neck and placed a knife to her through - telling the
driver to drive onto the N2 straight away. He then forced them to drive past
Blue Downs and into the township at Sandrift. During this time they had to
hand over cash, cards, jewelry and phones. He then told them where to drive
in the township and then, after telling them to stop, jumped out the car and
disappeared between the shacks.

Throughout the ordeal he was very instructive - eg. telling them to not move
when near police cars, telling them to stay in the right hand lanes so as
not to get close to parked police on the roadsides (they past 3 stationery
SAPS vehicles and one caravan) and reminding them that he didn’t want to do
anything to them, etc etc. He also left saying “I hope you can find the
police from here” when he jumped out in Sandrift township. He also scared
them from trying to attract attention in the place where he got out by
saying that ³careful the people here will hijack and rape you²

The only unusual feature he had was red eyes - likely drug related.

SAPS have opened a case and assigned an investigating officer. They have
taken fingerprints and are apparently doing an identikit today. Quite an
alarming incident. IF we get the identikit I will send it on to you. He just
happened to pull the knife out when in out area but this could have happened
at any point ­ frightening!

Table Mountain
2 “Bravo” Males attacked a tourist. No arrests as yet.

Arrests for the week
301

Watch out: blue/black Golf following Gardens Shoppers

DPV (Devils Peak Vredehoek) Watch reports:
Watch out for black (blue) Golf CA 191780. Occupants follow women from supermarkets and then steal handbags at knife point.

Watch out:Two suspicious “bravo” Male looking into Property

A resident reports his experience on 13 May in Molteno Rd:

2 really sinister looking “bravo” males, both around the 30’s, wearing not
very tidy clothing. One of them had a sweatshirt with a hood over his
head, the other one was carrying a plastic bag. They looked and acted so
suspicious, that I was not the only one who noticed them.

As I was watching them standing in front of our house, looking over the
wall, a friend passed by car and called me on my cell, to say that there
was someone looking over our wall and seemed to be about to jump over.
It was comforting to know, that also others are on the lookout and
aware.

I called the SAPS control room and reported the incident. The SAPS were there within 3-4 minutes and caught up with them in Belmont Ave, were they were searched and then taken with. If they were up to trouble, at least this will be two who will think twice about being active in this neighbourhood.

Highjacking Alert

A resident in our area had a horrid experience

She works for a reputable estate agency on Kloof Street. On Friday a man (well dressed, well spoken, educated, white, mid thirty, short dark hair, thin build) came into her office. He said he had just sold his house in Surrey UK, returned to SA and wanted to look at houses in City Bowl. He said he didn’t have a car or phone yet as he had just stepped of the plane and was waiting for his fiancé. He was knowledgeable about England and had clearly been there. He made an appointment for Monday. They did some research about the property in the area that he said he had sold and the sale values the he spoke about were correct.

She and a female colleague then took him in the colleagues car to see 4 houses yesterday - 1 in Tbk, 2 in OH and 1 in DPV. He was polite and shook hands with the owners and exchanged pleasantries etc. Then while in Vredehoek at around midday, he leant forward to the passenger seat, grabbed the lady around the neck and placed a knife to her through - telling the driver to drive onto the N2 straight away. He then forced them to drive past Blue Downs and into the township at Sandrift. During this time they had to hand over cash, cards, jewelry and phones. He then told them where to drive in the township and then, after telling them to stop, jumped out the car and disappeared between the shacks.

Throughout the ordeal he was very instructive - eg. telling them to not move when near police cars, telling them to stay in the right hand lanes so as not to get close to parked police on the roadsides (they past 3 stationery SAPS vehicles and one caravan) and reminding them that he didn’t want to do anything to them, etc etc. He also left saying “I hope you can find the police from here” when he jumped out in Sandrift township. He also scared them from trying to attract attention in the place where he got out by saying that “careful the people here will hijack and rape you”

The only unusual feature he had was red eyes - likely drug related.

Please help recover stolen Goods / Handbag

Please refer to the report on the mugging 9 May, Welgemeend St and help our neighbour to recover her stolen goods (might have been thrown in the bushes….)

She reports:
My handbag was a beige canvas bag about 300x300x50mm. It had bright red
tubing on the edges and a bright glossy strap in front. Inside I had a
brown leather credit card holder, a yellow money purse, car keys for a
fiat, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, a Nokia 6500 slider cellphone and an
umbrella with hounds tooth patterns.

Mugging Welgemeend St, 9 May 10h15am

A resident reports:
The mugging took place 10:15 on Saturday morning (9 May) in front of
Palm Court in Welgemeend Street (where I stay). The block of flats is
on the corner of Hofmeyers Street and Welgemeend Street. I parked my
car in Hofmeyer Street, and started walking to the entrance. An older
white Polo (I am not sure what model, it was a big car) drove past me
and stopped in front my flats - a guy got out of the car. He was
looking up at the flats and then walked towards the entrance. He was an
average good looking “charlie” male in his 20s and did not look
suspicious. When I got to the entrance he asked me if I know of a
certain person who stays in the flat. When I looked at him to answer
him he sprayed me in the face with pepper spray. He asked me to give
him my bag - he was very calm and collected, not threatening. I held
onto my bag, and he sprayed me again. I then gave him my bag. He ran
away. I was paralyzed from fear and couldn’t scream because it felt
like my throat was closing up. Just as I came up the steps, I heard
someone else screaming. They also attempted to spray her, but she
immediately started screaming - they didn’t get her bag. Sarah, who
stays closeby, immediately found me, phoned security and took me to
MediClinic to have my eyes and face rinsed.

I already reported it to the police, and they started an investigation.

I didn’t see the registration number. The guy who took my bag was a
colored male, somewhere between 25 and 32. He was 1,8m tall,
medium-built. Short hair, no facial hair and no tattoos. So it was
almost impossible for me to identify him. I might not even recognize
him if I see him again.

CRIME REPORT: 1 to 7 May 2009

CRIME REPORTED IN OUR AREA DURING THE LAST WEEK

1st Homeleigh Avenue, 6am to 6pm House break in
1st Culver Street, 6pm to 12pm House break in
1st Hofmeyer, 6pm to 12 pm Theft out of vehicle
2nd Upper Kloof, 6am to 6pm House break in
3rd Mill street, 6pm to 12pm Theft out of vehicle,
4th Vriende Street, 6am to 6pm Theft out of vehicle,
4th Upper Mill street, 6pm to 12pm Theft of vehicle
5th Mill street, 6pm to 12pm Theft out of vehicle
5th Upper Wandel, 6pm to 12pm Theft out of vehicle
6th Upper Buitenkant (opposite engine garage, 6pm to 12pm Theft out of vehicle
6th Belmont/ Molteno, 12pm to 6am Theft of vehicle

Person was arrested in upper wandel street on night of the 6th for breaking into a car.

Tamboerskloof
2 x Robbery
1 x Theft out of
1 x House break in
1 x theft out of

Devils Peak/Vredehoek
2 x theft out of
1 x house break in

Table Mountain
None

Arrests for the week
277

Car break-in Leeuwenhof Road

A resident reports: Car broken into outside 8 Leeuwenhof Road last night (6-7 May). Not sure yet if anything stolen

Highjacking Scam / Number-plate Trick

There is a new number plate hijacking trend brewing around.
These Hi-jackers will stalk you to a parking lot or mall, after parking your vehicle; they remove your number plate and wait for you to drive off.
They then follow you and overtake you displaying your number plate at their window as if you had lost it and want to give it back to you.
Shocked that your number has fallen off your car, you bring your vehicle to a halt to get it from them.
This is all they want you to do and by the time you realized what happened it is too late, your car was hi-jacked or you could have been raped/killed.
Please don’t just stop for anything; a number plate is valueless compared to your life.
Think what is happening before you react to it.
Criminals are clever and cunning but are ruthless in getting what they want…

Gang driving silver Peugeot 206 - WARNING!

Urgent warning from the DPV (Deer Park, Vredehoek) Neighbourhood Watch:
Please keep a look out for a silver Peugeot 206 with CA licence plate. Occupants are 2 men - last seen wearing a black hooded top, carrying a beige bag and one wearing a black and white striped top carrying a red bag (quite a long bag which could conceal a crowbar). Wanted for house break-in and attempted break-in. Might be linked to crimes in Tamboerskloof.DANGER: They apparently break-in even if house/flat is occupied.