According to our November statistics, the crime rate has increased slightly with 25 reported incidents last month and 20 reported incidences the previous month. With the assistance of SAPS, residents and neighbourhood watches, we were able to arrest 8 suspects. SAPS profiled other suspects at the central police station, however there wasn’t enough evidence to arrest the suspects. We ask that victims of crimes please go down to the police station with SAPS to open a case during the summer holidays.
With December holidays in full swing the crime levels tend to increase, which means residents need to be more vigilant while out and about in Cape Town. Public parking in the city is a major issue and if you do park on the street during the festive season while out for dinner we strongly encourage you to remove any and all belongings from the vehicle.
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. Be sure to tell visitors to save these numbers on their phone as well.
Here’s a summary of incidents reported last month:
In Green Point on 19 November a suspect stole a number of belongings from De Waterkant Cottages on Napier Street. The residents of the cottages phoned our GPCID operational manager to report that two laptops, money and a cellphone were stolen from them while staying the night. SAPS Constable Kolo and Booi were on the scene the early the next morning to open a case. We strongly encourage tourists to make sure that their doors and windows are securely locked when going to bed as criminals can enter without force.
On 7 November one of our OKCID officers apprehended a suspect on the corner of Krynauw and Camp Streets who was sleeping inside a white Mazda. SAPS Ngomani was on the scene immediately to arrest the suspect who had broken into the car.
On Upper Union Street on 28 November a pedestrian was threatened by two suspects. The OKCID officers apprehended the suspect and took him down to central police station for questioning. SAPS Constable Morwanyane gave a warning to the two suspects and our OKCID officers have taken note of these suspects in case they see them in the area again.
On 10, 22 and 23 November 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 and under the half bridge.
If you ever witness a crime or accident in your area or have any further information, please contact us immediately.