According to our January statistics, the crime rate decreased last month compared to December. There were 28 reported incidents, and with the assistance of SAPS, residents and neighbourhood watches, we were able to arrest some of the suspects. Our CID officers make a concerted effort to be on the crime scene as soon as possible, but we need the assistance of all role players in the community to catch the suspects.
There were a number of car break-ins, with seven reported in both areas. Only a few of the suspects were arrested, with most of the incidents happening in the same area. Please remove all valuables from cars when parking on the street to prevent break-ins.
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:
On the corner of Orange and Beckham Streets, on 4 January, a vehicle hit a pedestrian. The accident was reported to our OKCID officers and there were no serious injuries on the scene.
On 29 January in Oranje-Kloof, our OKCID officers received a call about a male suspect who had robbed a tourist of their valuables. A pedestrian managed to apprehend the suspect and handed him over to SAPS Constable Msongelwa and Constable Stevens to take him in for further questioning and profiling. The suspect was arrested.
On 7 January, between Napier and Prestwich Streets in Green Point, our GPCID officers noticed a suspect buying illegal substances and apprehended the suspect. They then called Constables Makhuleni and Dunlop to the scene to arrest the suspect.
On 23 January three guests at Village & Life guest house in Green Point forgot to lock their door before they went out. When they arrived back their cell phone, wallet, gate keys and camera had been stolen. SAPS Constable Makisi arrived on scene to take a statement.
If you ever witness a crime or accident in your area or have any further information, please contact us immediately.