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That’s Criminal – Your 7-Day Local Crime Update

That’s Criminal – Your 7-Day Local Crime Update

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by August 16, 2017 News, Security

IN BRIEF: Grace Mugabe allegedly attacks young girl with an extension cord in Sandton Hotel, BCRF reports continued downward trend in contact crime, CCTV installed around complexes along Ballyclare Drive, Cable Theft continues in Bryanston area, Displaced Persons removed along Bryanston River Banks, How to use Crime Stop, and Hijackings in SA up by 55%.

Grace Mugabe allegedly attacks young girl with an extension cord in Sandton Hotel (Monday 14 August) – reports indicate that Mrs Mugabe’s bodyguards witnessed the attack but made no effort to intervene. Mrs Mugabe was later evicted from the hotel. Various conflicting reports have emerged as to whether the first lady has returned to Harare or remains in the country awaiting her husband’s arrival for the SADC.

BCRF reports continued downward trend in contact crime – CAP detained 2 suspects on separate occasions in July including apprehending criminals after they robbed domestic workers walking on Brook Avenue.

CCTV installed around complexes along Ballyclare Drive – BCRF will soon install long range thermal cameras to protect the complex borders (around 900m of coverage). This is in addition to Licence Plate Recognition Cameras at a few strategic locations in the suburb.

Cable Theft continues in Bryanston area – up to two cable thefts are being reported each week. Additional CAP patrols have been deployed between Bryanston Drive and Ballyclare, as well as a possible thermal camera solution for the hot spots.

Displaced Persons along Bryanston River Banks – a recent raid took place with CAP, CPF, CAPS and Bryanston Ward Councillor. Click here for details.

How to use Crime Stop – Crime Stop is a national contact centre staffed with trained investigative interviewers with basic detective training. Simply call  08600 10111 (free from a landline) to anonymously report a crime.

Hijackings in SA up by 55% – According to CTrack, almost two out of every three hijacking incidents occur in Gauteng, with Tuesday being the busiest day for criminals. Most hijackings occur between 6pm and midnight, with the VW Polo Vivo topping the list as the most high-risk passenger vehicle. VWs, Toyotas and Fords feature among the top three most-hijacked passenger vehicles in South Africa, followed by Citroen, Kia, Hyundai and BMW. In the SUV category, the Toyota Fortuner is reported as the most hijacked vehicle, followed by Land Rover and Nissan.


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