2016 February

Theft of motor vehicle

Breda Street - Monday, between 22:00 and 03:45
A Motomia scooter CA884612 was reported stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Armed Robbery

Kloof Street - Sunday, at about 23:00
Two ladies were walking down Kloof Street when three coloured males stopped them and threatened them with a knife. The suspects got away with a handbag.
Reported to SAPS

Theft of motor vehicle

Montrose Avenue, Saturday, at an unknown time
A white Toyota Camry CA 766321 was reported stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Armed Robbery - ARREST

Hofmeyer Street - Saturday, at about 03:30
The complainant had just stopped her vehicle when a dark green Mercedes Benz with four male occupants stopped next to her. The suspects threatened her with a knife and dragged her out of her vehicle thereafter stealing an iPhone. Three of the suspects were arrested later the same day.
Reported to SAPS

Attempted theft of motor vehicle

Hof Street - Friday, between 16:40 and 18:10
A vehicles doors locks were damaged, but the suspect failed to gain entry to the vehicle.
Reported to SAPS

Theft from property 2

Union Street - Friday, at about 15:30
A bathroom window to a house was left slightly open and a suspect managed to steal a laptop, iPhone 5 and several watches.
Reported to SAPS

Theft from property

Union Street - Friday, at about 21:10
A bathroom door of the Lady Hamilton Hotel was forced open and a Samsung Galaxy phone, a drivers licence and bank cards were stolen from the room.
Reported to SAPS

Theft from motor vehicle

Kloof Street - Wednesday, between 19:00 and 09:00
A vehicle had it’s hubcaps stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Theft out of motor vehicle

Kloof Street - Wednesday, between 16:00 and 16:45
A vehicle was broken into but there were no signs of forced entry. A laptop and travel bag were stolen from the vehicle.
Reported to SAPS

Theft from property

Upper Orange Street - Tuesday, at about 12:30
I left my property at approximately 12.30 to meet with clients and noticed a white Toyota Tazz (or Conquest), parked outside. I have a building contractor working at the back of my residence and assumed the two coloured men in the vehicle were sub-contractors, as their vehicle looked to be loaded with building materials. Out of habit I commit the registration plates of suspicious vehicles to mind, however, and this one was CA ?33550, easily recalled because of the repeated digits. The driver was coloured and Moustachioed. He looked to be in his 40s. The passenger was coloured, no moustache, also in middle age. I subsequently learned that they had, prior to my leaving, entered my property and wandered into the construction area, explaining to the workers that they were looking for the owner. The workers assumed I knew who they were, and raised no alarms. The men then returned to their vehicle on the road, and that’s when I left the house and noticed them. Subsequent to my departure the site foreman call his workers to say his vehicle was stranded around the corner with a flat tyre, and they all left the site to assist, and failed to close the driveway gate. When they returned they discovered their shoes had been taken, along with two bags, some cash and some of their implements. No great losses but an audacious robbery all the same, which smacked more of modus operandi rather than pure opportunism.

I have left it to the builder to report the crime to the SAPS should he wish to do so. My upslope neighbour has a CCTV system which covers my driveway, but Sod’s Law was in play and he informed me the system crashed over the weekend.
Unknown if reported to SAPs

Theft out of motor vehicle

Upper Wandel Street - Tuesday, between 17:00 and 07:15
A vehicle had it’s window broken and a pram was stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Theft out of motor vehicle 2

Hof Street - Monday, between 21:00 and 08:10
A window of a vehicle was smashed and the following property was stolen: a tent, a sleeping bag, a mattress, three backpacks, cash, a passport, a torch, a mp3 player, a cellphone and a pair of Nike running shoes.
Reported to SAPS

Theft out of motor vehicle

Higgo Road - Monday, between 18:00 and 09:00
a vehicle showed no signs of forced entry, yet a Canon video camera, a case of Nederburg Baron and two bags containing ladies clothing were stolen.
Reported to SAPS

House Robbery

Bellevue Street - Sunday, at about 01:45
Residents had just returned home when they were confronted by some unknown males in their house. There was a struggle but the suspects managed to escape with a laptop and a cellphone. There were no signs of forced entry.
Reported to SAPS

Theft of motor vehicle

Kloof Street - Saturday, at about 17:30
A silver Motomia Scooter CY283608 was stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Theft out of motor vehicle

Kloof Street - Saturday, between 17:00 and 09:00
a vehicles window was broken and unknown property was stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Theft out of motor vehicle

Wilkinson Street - Friday, between 09:00 and 21:00
A vehicles window was broken and unknown property was stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Theft from property

Weltevreden Street - Thursday, between 10:00 and 12:55
A security gate and the front door to a home were forced open and unknown property was stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Theft from motor vehicle

Flower Street - Thursday, at about 10:30
A vehicle had two wheels stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Attempted Mugging

Hiddingh Avenue - Tuesday, at about 07:45
A suspect approached the passenger window of a vehicle and then smashed it, while a second suspect went to the driver door and demanded the occupants cellphones. The driver put foot and managed to drive away from the scene.
Reported to SAPS

Attempted Mugging - ARREST

Orange Street - Tuesday, at about 15:00
A suspect tried to mug a complainant, threatening him with a knife, but he was apprehended and arrested.
Reported to SAPS

Attempted theft out of motor vehicle - Arrest

Hof Street - Tuesday, at about 19:30
A suspect attempted to gain access to a motor vehicle but was apprehended in while in progress. The suspect was arrested.
Reported to SAPS

Theft from motor vehicle

Kloof Street - Tuesday, between 13:00 and 14:30
A vehicle had two side mirrors stolen. No suspects were seen.
Reported to SAPS

Theft out of motor vehicle

Breda Street - Sunday, between 18:00 and 18:20
A vehicles window was broken and a backpack was stolen from it.
Reported to SAPS

Theft of motor vehicle

Vriende Street - Sunday, between 23:00 and 09:00
A Motomia scooter CA 523059 was stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Theft out of motor vehicle

Breda Street - Thursday, between 13:15 and 13:45
A suspect broke a vehicles window to gain access. The owner then came out and caught the suspect inside the vehicle. The suspect dropped the goods he was going to steal and managed to run away. Nothing else was reported missing.
Reported to SAPS

Attempted theft out of motor vehicle 2

Mill Street - Wednesday, at about 07:30
A vehicles window was broken but the suspect must have been disturbed as nothing was stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Attempted theft out of motor vehicle

Culver Street - Wednesday, between 19:00 and 08:00
A vehicles door lock was damaged and the door bent in an attempt to gain access to the vehicle, but the suspect was unsuccessful. Nothing was reported stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Theft out of motor vehicle

Mill Street - Wednesday, between 16:00 and 19:00
A vehicle showed no signs of forced entry, yet a laptop and a bag were stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Theft from property

Moray Place - Sunday, between 13:00 and 16:45
The electric fence of a property was damaged and a window broken to gain entry. A
laptop, jewelry and a wallet were stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Car jacking

Upper Buitenkant Street - Friday, at about 23:20
A complainant was hired to taxi 3 males from Green Point. On arriving at the corner of Flower street one suspect pointed a firearm at at the driver and one suspect threatened him with a knife. The complainant fought with them, but they stole his silver Toyota taxi CA141046. The supects crashed the vehicle in Aloe Street. Two suspects have been arrested.
Reported to SAPS

Theft of motor vehicle

Belmont Avenue - Wednesday, at an unknown time
A white Toyota Land Cruiser CA909515 was stolen.
Reported to SAPS

Theft from property

Upper Wandel Street - Tuesday, between 15:00 and 09:05
Entry was gained to the Bowling Clubs tool shed and the suspects stole tools.
Reported to SAPS

Mugging

Camp Street - Monday, at about 00:00
A driver (the suspect) got out of his car and pretended to scratch around in his boot as the complainant was walking towards the car. The suspect then pointed a firearm at the complainant and stole a cellphone before the complainant ran away.
Reported to SAPS

Armed Robbery

Jagersfontein Road - Monday, at about 21:50
A resident arrived home and saw an old blue Toyota Corolla reverse up the one way. By the time the resident was out of the vehicle three coloured male ran towards him and threatened him with a weapon. The suspects took the victims keys, a laptop and then stole his vehicle, a blue Opel Corsa CY242163. The victim was also stabbed during the struggle.
Reported to SAPS