According to August statistics, the crime rate has significantly decreased, with 19 reported incidents compared to 44 from the previous month. With the assistance of SAPS we have been able to arrest 11 suspects in both areas, as part of our mandate to keep residents, businesses and visitors safe.
As the weather gets warmer and tourists slowly start to stream into both areas, the amount of petty crime tend to increase. Because of this our GP/OKCID officers will extra vigilant and provide a constant presence on the streets. However, we strongly urge you to follow basic safety measures and to keep valuables hidden at all times.
If you ever feel unsafe, please call one of our GP/OKCID operations managers on 071 670 3019/ 072 944 6811. Our team offers 24/7 assistance to residents, tourists and business in the area, ensuring your safety.
Here’s a summary of incidents reported last month:
Early in the morning on 21 August a white Polo window was smashed in Green Point while the owner had left his car unattended with all his possessions in the car. The owner of the car, along with SAPS Constable Van Wyk and the GPCID, were on the scene soon after the crime had taken place. Through a combined effort of SAPS and GPCID the suspect was apprehended and arrested.
This case is an important reminder to avoid leaving valuables inside your car when parking, even inside a supervised parking area.
During the night on 29 August a fight occurred on the corner of Rose and Strand Street in Green Point between a group of intoxicated males. Our GPCID officers were on the scene to resolve the issue and ensure no further incidences occurred. The bouncer of St Yves, informed our CID officers that the glass from the SMEG store had been damaged during the incident. Our GPCID officers inspected the building to ensure nothing else had been broken or stolen.
On 7 August a smartphone was stolen from a table at Chalk & Cork on Kloof Street. A beggar had approached the table asking for money and while this was occurring had stolen the phone. So please keep a close eye on your phones and wallets if they are on a table, even in an environment like this where you feel safe.
On 9 August an unofficial car guard was witnessed damaging the window of a Nissan at the corner of Church and Kloof Streets. Our OKCID officers apprehended the suspect and took him down to the Central Police Station. We encourage residents to try avoid tipping informal car guards and rather make sure to pay meter guards and official car guards wearing security bibs.