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by December 12, 2018 News, Security

Sandton Crime News In Brief: Sandton mom hijacked outside school; local crime roundup and ALERTS; and 32 arrested at two hijacked properties in Morningside.

Sandton mom hijacked outside school

(Friday 7 December, 7.36am) – A Sandton mom was hijacked while dropping her child off at nursery school in Sunninghill on Friday. Two suspects, both armed, sped away in her vehicle.

The good news is that the Sandton SAPS later recovered the vehicle in Alexandra, along with two suspects who are believed to be the original hijackers!

Such an excellent effort by all! Thanks to the Sunninghill Community camera security infrastructure, Savika Armed Response tracking and tracing unit,  SAPS JHB North Cluster, and Sandton SAPS!

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Local crime round-up and ALERTS

  • Wednesday 12 December – Victim attacked and robbed on Wilton Avenue, Bryanston while waiting for an uber. Jewellery stolen at gunpoint. Light blue small box -type car NC 22 .. GP with three young males is believed to have been involved.
  • Tuesday 11 December – Armed robbery at Bryanston Shopping Centre. Victims believed to have been followed after having lunch at Sandton on the Square. Watch stolen by suspects in a new grey Fortuner.
  • Car jamming syndicate believed to be working along Jan Smuts Avenue between Conrad Drive and the Dunkeld Shopping Centre. A number of cars have been jammed and electronics stolen. The Dunkeld Shopping Centre Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Builders Express and KFC, Craighall Park are high-risk areas, so please check your car is locked properly.

32 arrested at two hijacked properties in Sandton

Executive Mayor, Cllr Herman Mashaba

(Tuesday 11 December) – 32 undocumented persons were arrested in the early hours of the morning. This is as a result of a crime-prevention operation at two hijacked properties in Morningside / Morningside Manor, Sandton.

Two properties were targeted, including No 18 Gary Avenue (where 11 undocumented persons were arrested) and 122 Kelvin Drive (where 21 people were arrested).

The operation was led by the City’s Group Forensic and Investigation Services Unit in conjunction with the South African Police Service (SAPS), Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD), Department of Home Affairs and the local Residents Association.

According to Executive Mayor, Cllr Herman Mashaba, “It is essential that we bring back the rule of law in our City and take it back from the criminal elements such as landlords who take advantage of desperate people and house them under deplorable conditions.

About 832 properties are confirmed to be hijacked in Johannesburg. 34 properties that were previously in the hands of hijackers have been handed back to the rightful owners.

I want to see rundown buildings turned into quality low cost housing for our residents and affordable rental spaces for small businesses,” says Mashaba. “We are therefore committed to ensuring that we stop the rot in our inner city and make it a prosperous and inclusive place for our people to live work and play.

I would like to encourage people to report any fraud and corruption activities through our 24hour tipoff hotline 0800 002 587 or visit the offices of GFIS situated at 48 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein,” concluded Mashaba.

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