According to our October statistics, the crime rate has increased slightly with 20 reported incidents last month and 17 reported incidences the previous month. With the assistance of SAPS, residents and neighbourhood watches, we were able to arrest 7 suspects. Our GP/OKCID officers did manage to apprehend a number of other suspects, however most of which were given a warning instead of being arrested, because a case was not opened against them. So if you have been a victim of crime, please take the time to open a case with SAPS. Our vision is to keep Green Point and Oranje-Kloof safe for residents and business owners, and to do this we need your help.
The festive season is just short of a month away, which means the streets of Cape Town are about to become much busier with the influx of tourists. As residents of Cape Town we strongly urge you to tell friends and family members that may be coming to visit to remove all valuables from their cars when parking and to lock up their homes or rental apartments properly. Also remember to carry pepper spray with you while walking or running around Cape Town.
If you ever feel unsafe or witness a car accident or crime, give one of our GP/OKCID operations managers a call immediately 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:
In Green Point on 4 October a suspect was caught breaking into a white VW by one of our GPCID officers. The suspect had smashed the rear window and ran away onto Machau Street, where it crosses Chiappini Street. Our GPCID officers apprehended the suspect and SAPS Constable Mphithi was on the scene shortly after to arrest the suspect.
On Prestwich Street on 31 October a pedestrian was robbed by three suspects. The GPCID and Metro Police managed to apprehend one of the suspects who tried to flee the scene. The victim opened a case against the suspect and he was arrested by Constable Mphithi.
On 10 October one of our OKCID officers apprehended a suspect outside Mc Donald’s on Kloof Street. The suspect was in the process of stealing a cell phone from a pedestrian. SAPS Constable Morejane was on the scene immediately to arrest the suspect.
On 10, 12 and 19 October we conducted a joint operation with SAPS in both Green Point and Oranje-Kloof, to clean up both areas and remove vagrants from residential areas.
If you ever witness a crime in your area or have any further information about an on-going case, feel free to contact us.