Our GP/OKCID team made 18 arrests in February 2015, with the assistance of SAPS.
There was an increase in the number of vagrants in both Green Point and Oranje-Kloof, and two incidences were reported where vagrants became aggressive and had to be forcibly removed. There are several noted ‘hot spots’ for criminal activity and regular joint operations with SAPS are conducted to address this. Unfortunately the number of car break ins continues to increase in both Green Point and Oranje Kloof. These usually occur when residents park in badly lit areas with their possessions in full view inside their car. Please avoid leaving anything in your car and park on a well-lit, busy street whenever possible.
There were also eight car accidents in February in the GP/OKCID area. A majority of the incidences involved reckless driving by cars and mini bus taxi drivers.
Here is a summary of some of the incidences that occurred:
A lady’s handbag was stolen on 12 February on the corner of Rose and Strand Streets in Green Point. Our Mobile 5 officers apprehended the three suspects and called SAPS Constable Vatsha and Makhuleni to arrest them.
On 16 February our Green Point officers received a phone call about three suspects attempting to open car doors and searching through cars with torches. Our Mobile 5 patrol team was on the scene to apprehend one of the suspects. The suspect was taken to SAPS Central for questioning.
The owner of Reds Hair Design on Main Road was assaulted by a vagrant on 25 February. Our Mobile 5 team was called and the officers assisted with the arrest of the vagrant at the Sea Point police station. Sargent Smith assisted the owner by opening up a case against the suspect.
In Oranje-Kloof on the 21 February our OKCID officers received a complaint from a witness on De Lorentz Street where a lady was being robbed of her possessions. With the assistance of the witness, our OKCID officers managed to catch the suspect. He suspect was arrested by Constable Dude.
On Kloof Street on the 22 February a vagrant was stabbed by another vagrant. Our CID officers arranged for the vagrant to be taken safely by ambulance to Somerset Hospital. Sergeant Moleko was on the scene to investigate the situation.
On the same day our OKCID officers received a phone call informing our officers about three suspects robbing a pedestrian of his cell phone in Upper Orange Street. SAPS Constable Madotyeni apprehended the suspect.
There was an increase in the number of pedestrians being mugged while walking on the streets, so we’d like to remind you to stay alert and carry as little as possible with you when walking. As an extra safety measure we suggest that you carry pepper spray in your hand. If you ever feel unsafe please call: 071 670 3019/ 072 944 6811 and we will be more than happy to walk with you to your car or home.