According to our December statistics, the crime rate has increased slightly with over 30 reported incidents last month and 25 reported incidences the previous month. With the assistance of SAPS, residents and neighbourhood watches, we were able to arrest 11 suspects. SAPS and GP/OKCID held a joint operation on 15 December where they profiled 28 suspects from the Quarry.
The December holidays in Cape Town were incredibly busy with an influx of tourists and motorists in the Mother City. Due to the influx there were a number of car break-ins, with 16 reports in both areas. Only a few of the suspects were arrested with most of the incidents happening in the early hours of the morning. There were also a number of car accidents in both areas with quite a few of them resulting in major injuries. We hope that going forward in January residents and tourists will be more cautious on the roads making sure that they drive safely and remove all valuables from their cars when parked on the street.
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 21 December, a suspect robbed a pedestrian on Prestwich Street. Our GP mobile 6 officers managed to apprehend the suspect and SAPS Warrant Officer Van Deventer was on the scene soon after to arrest the suspect. Our OKCID officers returned the watch back to the victim.
On 31 December on Bennet Street a man had his wallet stolen while walking on the street, other members of the public saw the incident take place and apprehended the suspect. Our Mobile 5 GPCID officers were on the scene immediately after to hold the suspect until SAPS arrived. SAPS Constable Mphithi and Makananda arrived soon after to arrest the suspect.
In Oranje-Kloof on 3 December a lady was robbed outside the Kwik Spar on Kloof Street by a suspect with a knife. Our OKCID officers apprehended the suspect and called SAPS. SAP Constable Samayi was on the scene immediately after to arrest the suspect and take him down to central police station for profiling.
On 5 December on Upper Orange Street Watchcom witnessed a suspect stealing a bicycle. They called our OKCID officers who apprehended the suspect and called SAPS. SAPS Constable Sobetwa was on the scene to arrest the suspect. The bicycle was safely returned to its owner.
If you ever witness a crime or accident in your area or have any further information, please contact us immediately.