There was an increase in the number of car hijackings and break ins in both Green Point and Oranje-Kloof last month, with three cars reported stolen in Green Point alone. There are number of streets in the GP/OKCID areas where cars get broken into more regularly than other areas, and our CID officers do their best to keep a watchful eye out.
There were 16 reported car break ins in our areas in April. Street parking around shopping centres and restaurants have unfortunately become a beacon for crime, which residents need to be aware of. We strongly advise that if you need to park on the street that you park in a well-lit area where there is plenty of foot traffic.
April has also seen an increase in the number of attempted house break ins in both areas. If you see anyone suspicious, or if someone is breaking into your or your neighbour’s house, please call our operations managers on 071 670 3019/ 072 944 6811 immediately. They will then contact SAPS as well.
Here is a summary of incidences reported:
On 6 April on Waterkant Street an Audi was stolen during the night. Our GPCID officers recovered the stolen vehicle four hours later inside the Cape Quarter, with no suspects at the scene.
A red Citi Golf that was stolen in Sea Point was located on 17 April at the Caltex Garage, on the corner of Somerset and Hudson Streets. Our GPCID staff apprehended the suspect and handed him over to SAPS Constable Maweni.
A similar incidence occurred on 22 April in the St Andrew Square SMEG parking, when a white Nissan bakkie was stolen soon after 16h15. Unfortunately our GPCID officers could not find the suspect, but a case has been opened with SAPS.
On the corner of Napier and Prestwich Streets, during the early hours of the morning on 26 April, a suspect broke into a Mercedes and stole a TV out of the car. Our GPCID officers found the stolen property, caught the suspect and handed him over Constable Mahlanza and Constable Conradie.
On Kloof Street, opposite Toni’s on Kloof, two suspects were using jamming devices on 23 April. After opening three cars and stealing various possessions, our GPCID officers tracked down one of the suspects, who was apprehended and handed over to SAPS Constable Magona and Constable Roberts.
On 29 April, on the corner of Upper Orange and Mill Streets, a Big Issue entrepreneur was robbed of his cell phone and money. Our OKCID officers apprehended the suspect and SAPS Constable Mpandle and Constable Nohako were on the scene to arrest the suspect.