Unfortunately, the crime rate increased last month compared to January, with 55 reported incidents compared to 28. Our GP/OKCID officers make a concerted effort to be at a crime scene as soon as possible, but we need the assistance of all role players in the community to catch the suspects.
There were three car break-ins during February – so as always, we’d like to remind you to remove all valuables from your car when parking 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 phones too.
HERE’S A SUMMARY OF INCIDENTS REPORTED LAST MONTH:
Two people were robbed in Sea Point on the afternoon of 6 February. SAPS Constable Peterson and Constable Van Wyk, along with four other members of the bike squad, tracked down and arrested the suspect.
Seven vehicle accidents and four reported hit and run incidents were reported during February. One of the accidents took place on 27 February in front of the Ultra Liquor Store in Somerset Road, when an unknown vehicle hit a man. ER 24, Fire and Rescue, Life Healthcare and the Sea Point SAPS all arrived on the scene shortly after the accident. If you ever witness a hit and run, please remember to take down the vehicle registration number to assist us in tracking the suspects.
On 22 February in Oranje-Kloof, our officers received a call from the Mount Nelson about a suspicious woman who was found inside the hotel. She was taken to the police station where SAPS Constable Mbinda told us that she was there early on Sunday evening before disappearing. The woman was kept at the police station for further investigation.
Six students assaulted a 35-year old man on 7 February on the corner of Castle and Chiappini Streets. The community paramedic, Mr. Glen, and Mr. Stander from ER24 arrived at the scene and the patient was taken to Somerset Hospital.
34 vagrants were removed from various areas in Cape Town during February. On 29 February, an operation was done at Castle Park, St. Andrew’s Square and Truth Coffee, where 25 vagrants were removed. Please inform our GP/OKCID officers if you know of any areas that should be investigated.