Crime briefs for the period November 24-27
A BURGLAR used overgrown bush leaning on a fence to break into a complex in Croydon Circle in the early hours of Sunday morning (November 26).
A neighbour called MultiSecurity about the break-in. Police were already on the scene when MultiSecurity arrived.
After getting over the fence, the burglar jumped over a wall between the units in the complex. He gained entry through an open upstairs window that had no burglar bars, and stole three cellphones and a tablet.
- MultiSecurity responded to a call from Rosehill SuperSpar last Friday evening about four suspicious occupants of a car in the parking lot, who entered the store and looked around without buying anything.
The car was a metallic blue Toyota Fortuner. MultiSecurity control room also informed the police.
Rosehill has previously been targeted by cash-in-transit robbers.
- Burglars broke into the Uncedo Service Taxi Association office in Runeli Drive, Nemato in the early hours of Saturday morning.
MultiSecurity responded to an alarm at the premises. The burglars had gained entry by breaking open the front window and bending open the burglar bars. The Uncedo manager was called and checked the premises but did not see anything missing. The burglars had also broken the window to the office on the left side but were unable to gain entry there.
With no guards available, the Uncedo manager removed any valuable items from the premises. He chose not to open a case.
- A man wearing a black jacket and balaclava grasped the opportunity to snatch house keys that had been left in the front door of a home in Park Road last Saturday morning.
The man did not enter the premises and nothing else was taken. MultiSecurity patrolled the area but did not find anyone suspicious.
- The Port Alfred Child Welfare office called MultiSecurity for assistance when two men went to sit inside one of their wendyhouse cabins last Saturday.
A response officer told the men to leave and they did.
- MultiSecurity responded to a panic signal at a take-away shop at the Biscay Road taxi rank last Saturday morning.
It turned out that a taxi driver fetching water from the premises to wash his vehicle had broken the tap. A MultiSecurity response officer informed the rank manager and he undertook that the driver would fix the tap.
- A Hill Street resident called MultiSecurity for assistance when her gardener stole money from her handbag last Saturday.
The gardener was wearing blue overalls and a black cap. Armed response patrolled the area but couldn’t find the man.
- An opportunistic thief took advantage of an open gate at a Hards Street home last Saturday afternoon to open an unlocked car door and steal a box of church money and a handbag.
MultiSecurity and SAPS responded and a case was opened.
- Burglars walked into a Boundary Road home last Saturday afternoon and stole two cellphones, two tablets, a laptop and R1 100 in cash. A case was opened.
- A man was caught stealing bricks from a business in Wiersma Road on Sunday afternoon. The man set off an alarm and was also spotted on security cameras.
A MultiSecurity response officer apprehended the man who was pushing a wheelbarrow and handed him over to the police.
- MultiSecurity also responded to reports of suspicious people in Milkwood Avenue on Saturday evening and again in the early hours of Sunday morning, and a suspicious vehicle driving up and down Putt Road late at night.