Crime update: 05 January – 12 January 2014

Parkhurst – Total : 12 incidents  
Type Location Date and time
Theft of a motor vehicle / cycle (3) 1. 5th St
2. 16th St
3. 21st St
1. 05 Jan – 17h30
2. 08 Jan – 16h00
3. 09 Jan –  20h30
Theft out of a motor vehicle (goods) (5) 1. Cnr 18th St & 4th Ave
2. 18th St
3. Cnr 9th St & 4th Ave
4. 20th St
5. 5th Ave
1. 07 Jan – 22h00
2. 08 Jan – 09h30
3. 08 Jan – 16h00
4. 10 Jan – 03h15
5. 11 Jan – 16h30
Theft from a motor vehicle (parts & accessories) (1) 1. Cnr 5th St & 3rd Ave 1. 07 Jan – 20h00
Attempted motor vehicle theft (2) 1. Cnr 14th St & 2nd Ave
2. 10th St
1. 09 Jan – 18h30
2. 12 Jan – 12h45
Business burglary (1) 1. 4th St 1. 05 Jan – 19h00
Parktown North – Total : 1 incident  
Type Location Date and time
Common assault (1) 1. Cnr 4th Ave & 12th Ave 1. 05 Jan – 21h30

These crimes are the crimes that are reported by SAPS and crimes reported to CORTAC

Please continue to report any suspicious activity / individuals in the area so we can stop crime before it hits. Remember that aside from the Cortac phone line (086 126 7822) you can also SMS Cortac with details of the suspicious activity (including the location) on 079 502 2750. Please save these numbers to your phone.

SAPS have said that in past years there has been a drop in crime over the festive season but this was not the case over December 2013. We need to all remain vigilant and report anything that doesn’t look right.

Warn your domestic workers to be extra careful when bringing in dustbins once rubbish has been collected as this seems to be an easy way for criminals to gain access through open gates and garages.

There have been reports of men ringing doorbells claiming that they are from a wooden flooring company and are there to do some work. They even come in a branded “Wooden Flooring” vehicle. Please warn your domestic workers of this and should they ring your doorbell, contact Cortac immediately. They also pretend to phone the house owner on behalf of the domestic worker and then tell the domestic worker that they are allowed in to do the necessary work. 

Another scam which has been brought to our attention is one where a courier company phones in advance to say that they will be making a delivery that day to your house. Later a vehicle delivers a package and a bottle of wine. The client is asked to pay R30 on their credit or debit card to pay for the delivery charge. The ‘courier’ has a mobile credit card machine and the client’s card is swiped and they receive a receipt for R30 so it appears all is in order. Later large sums of money are withdrawn from the client’s account. Do not fall for this.

We have been made aware of cable theft that took place last week in Parkhurst at 5am on Tuesday. 5 men were involved and they drove a large electrical truck with branding. At the time witnesses thought everything was legitimate but later discovered that they had witnessed the theft. If you see any vehicles loading cables please note the branding and the vehicle type (including vehicle registration) and contact Cortac to investigate further.

Once again gates are being lifted to access properties. Please make sure your gate is secure and that you have garden beams in place which alert you or your security company to movement in your driveway.

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Report any crime in the area to


There have been armed robberies in surrounding areas. Please be on the lookout for the following:
– Silver Jaguar
– White Landrover (no reg plates). Smartly dressed occupants.
– Silver 3 series BMW (fake plate: ZGN 725 GP). 5 occupants.
Note that although we do sometimes supply registration plates to lookout for, these criminals are constantly switching registration plates so you won’t necessarily see the plates we have flagged.

If you’ve had to look twice at anything, please call it in to the Cortac control room 086 126 7822. (You don’t need to be a Cortac subscriber to call in suspicious activity)

Safety tip provided by Cortac:

  • As cell phones and tablets are frequently stolen, we encourage smart phone and tablet users to please download the relevant “find my phone” applications. This way your device can be quickly and efficiently traced. We are having increasing success in recovering stolen goods due to this application which pin points the  area in which criminals are residing.

For those of you who aren’t yet signed up with Cortac, the more people contributing to the proactive patrolling of the suburbs, the more vehicles Cortac can have patrolling 24/7. Sign up today!

 Special offer: CORTAC are currently offering free transmitters to new armed response clients so please call Cortac now for details.

The police sector vehicle (sector 2) responsible for Parkhurst and Parktown North can be contacted directly on 071 675 6062/3 Parkview Police Station contact numbers are as follows:

  • Switchboard: 011 486 5000

  • Ops Room: 011 486 5057/8

  • Front Desk: 011 486 5038

Please report any suspicious activity by:

  • Calling CORTAC Control Centre on 086 126 7822 / 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


If you have any questions or concerns around safety, or if you would like to join the Parksec proactive security scheme, do not hesitate to contact us on

Keep safe and be aware!

The Parksec Committee



CORTAC specialise in the implementation of Tactical Proactive Security as well as Operational Solutions for Residential, Corporate, Industrial and Mining environments.

  • Tactical Security Solutions
  • Alarm/CCTV Monitoring
  • Guarding
  • Tracking
  • Investigations

 Contact Cortac at or 0861 267 822 for further information.

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