SAFEPARKS/PARKSEC Crime Update:18 December 2017-6 January 2018

Safeparks/Parksec Crime Update: 18 December 2017 – 6 January 2018
Parkhurst, Parktown North and business owners

Happy New Year to all our subscribers. We hope that 2018 will be a proactively safer one!

The following includes crimes reported to us over the period

*DISCLAIMER: Whilst every effort is made to report on all crimes and their accurancy for the given time period, we advise that not all crimes are reported timeously or correctly. Should you be aware of any criminal incident not reported in our Newsletter, kindly email us on and we will verify and ensure it is reported in our next Newsletter.

More details relating to the incidents listed above:
-Arrest by CORTAC occurred at the Shell Garage on 1st ave east, suspect stole from the shop and attempted to flee when CORTAC officers made the arrest.
-Home Invasion occurred on 16th street, suspects jumped the wall and gained access through an open window while victims were asleep, victim managed to chase the 2 suspects out of their property.
-Theft occurred at St Paul’s Church( 12th street), homeless person stole a handbag.
-Common Robbery occurred on 12th street (at the bridge to the Spruit) 2 black males one wearing blue overalls with a knife approached the domestic and took her bag and valuables. A second incident occurred at a similar place where 2 African males used spray pepper on a domestic’s eyes and took her valuables. (This is the 3rd incident reported in the last 6 weeks) – Please alert your employees to report if these suspects are identified to be arrested!
-House Breaking occurred on 19th street, suspects gained access to the property on the Spruit side, TV was stolen.
– Vehicle Theft on 4th street, involved a blue Polo Vivo (Registration No. FL73LVGP) parked on the street.
-Theft of a cellphone occurred on 4th avenue, victim’s phone was stolen from a suspect who fled in a  silver Toyota Corolla Quest (Registration no:DX67PKGP), victim alerted SAPS and SAPS gave chase along 22nd street towards Jan Smuts, suspects were arrested by SAPS – well done!

Parktown North
-House Breaking on 1st ave west, suspects derailed the gate and forced open the main door, tv and other valuables were taken.
-Attempted House Breaking on 1st ave east, 3 black males in a white mini cooper (registration unknown) broke the locks off the gate and were disturbed by the street guard, suspects fled.
-Business Robbery on 7th ave, 2 African males posing as customers armed with guns held up the shopkeeper and stole his Rolex watch.
-House Breaking on 3rd ave, unknown suspects jumped over the main gate and forced the main door open, stole valuables and a Charcoal BMW 520i (Registration no:268 JBR GP).

-Please alert your domestic workers/nannies who walk on the bridge from 12 street and Parkhurst Road to lookout for 2 African males who are targeting them for their valuables ( 3 incidents reported in the last 6 weeks) If your domestics/nannies can identify them in the park call CORTAC immediately so we can effect an arrest!

Please report any suspicious activity by:
  • Calling CORTAC Control Centre on 0861 267 822 / 0878 030 040
  • Sending a “Please Call” message to *140*079 502 2750# (domestic workers)
  • SMS’ing details of the suspicious activity to 079 502 2750

POLICE SECTOR VEHICLE: 071 675 6061 / 6062
RELIEF COMMANDER: 071 675 6065
CORTAC: 0861 267 822
Victim Support Unit HOTLINE: 073 280 4453
If it doesn’t look right, call it in ..

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Keep safe and be aware!

The Parksec & SafeParks Committee


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