RSS weekly summary of incidents – January 23 to 30, 2012
On Thursday January 26, 2012 at 5.40am there was a theft at Cottonwood Road in Broadacres. On arrival contact was made with the resident who stated that he woke up and discovered that his study room was wide open. A laptop and Jewellery were stolen from the house. It is not clear where and how the suspects gained access to the property as there were no signs of forced entry. SAPS were contacted on 10111. RSS withdrew from scene before the arrival of SAPS.
On Friday January 27, 2012 at 5.47am there was a theft at Richard Road, Kengies. The resident phoned in requesting the police and management due to a house break that occurred at his property. RFM Khulani Ndlovu was dispatched and SAPS phoned on 10111 and spoke to Nyambeni. On arrival contact was made with the client who confirmed that the kitchen window which was left open and was used by the suspects to gain access into the property. The following items were stolen from the property: 1x Plasma TV and 1x DVD player. RSS withdrew from the scene before the arrival of the SAPS. The client was advised to go to the nearest police station to report the incident.
On Saturday January 28, 2012 at 3.34am there was a theft on Sunset Avenue, Witkoppen. The RSS guard on duty contacted Control Room reporting a break-in. RV66, RFM and RAID were dispatched to the scene. On arrival the RFM made contact with the resident from unit 19. On further investigation it was discovered that the suspects gained access into the complex by jumping over the electric fence on the Southern side. They then proceeded to unit 19 where they gained access through an open window leading into the lounge area. The following items were stolen from the property: 1 x TV, 1 x laptop, 1 x cell phone, 2 x wrist watches and 1 x play-stations. SAPS from Douglasdale responded and attended to the scene.
On Saturday January 28, 2012 at 10.26am there was a theft on Sunset Avenue, Witkoppen. S/O contacted the Control Room reporting theft. SAPS were contacted. BF Mpumelelo Sibanda responded to the property. On arrival contact was made with the resident. There were no sign of forced entry; client realized that he had left the kitchen window open when he returned home at around 4.30am in the morning. The following items were stolen from the property: 1 x Apple Ipod, 1 x Laptop, 1 x TAG Hector Formula 1 watch and 1 x external hard drive.
On Wednesday January 25 at 2012 at 8.13am there was a residential burglary in Alexander Avenue, Douglasdale. The guard on duty contacted the Control Room reporting a break-in. VI5 was dispatched to the scene. Contact was made with the resident who stated that he woke up and discovered that his property had been broken into. He further stated that early in the morning at around 4am he heard movement in the unit but he ignored it. On investigation it was discovered that the suspects forced open the front door using an unknown object and gained access into the unit. It is not clear how they gained access to the complex. It is unknown at this stage what had been stolen from the property. SAPS from Douglasdale responded and attended the scene.
On Tuesday January 24 at 6.42pm there was a malicious damage to property in Rooiels Road, Sharonlea. On arrival contact was made with the resident who confirmed that an unknown number of suspects removed the bottom slab of the precast wall on the Southern side of the premises. They lifted the bottom electric fence wires with dry stick but failed to gain access into the property. According to the client nothing was stolen from the property. An RSS guard was posted on the premises. RSS then withdrew from the scene before the arrival of the SAPS.
Black Subaru, SGC 142 GP - This vehicle hit the Bryanston Parallel Medium Primary school and has been targeting other schools in the Bryanston area. Using remote control blocking system they steal goods from vehicles when parents are taking their children to classrooms. There was a shoot-out this morning at the school.
Silver Chev Sedan (unknown model), BL 55 WT GP – Armed robbery, 2 x BM’s armed with a revolver and a pistol, followed victim from Broadacres shopping centre where he had drawn a large sum of cash for his business and robbed him in his driveway.
Silver Nissan Murano, VKT 642 GP involved in robbery, three black males and 1 white male.
White Toyota Hilux Single Cab Hi Rider, BPR 021 GP – Remote control blocking incident near the plastic shop near Builders Warehouse.
Should anyone see these vehicles phone the detail through to Douglasdale SAPS and your local security company.
Break in/thefts out of unsecured premises in complex’s increased sharply in the last week, please raise everyone’s awareness to lock up properly and arm alarms when going out and also close and lock all unsecured doors and windows and arm alarms in stay mode when going to bed.
I have personally tested the remote blocking scam on my vehicle and it works on all vehicles so when remote locking vehicles always look for the flashing lights and to make absolutely sure make a habit of checking that the doors are actually locked before walking away from the vehicle.