Parksec Crime Update: 11 May – 17 May 2016:
The following includes crimes reported to us over the period.
More details relating to the incidents listed above:
- CORRECTION re; 22nd street attempted burglary: There were 3 suspects. 2 entered the house by forcing the garage door open with crowbars. A laptop and cellphone were taken
- The arrest witnessed took place when a car guard was drinking in public & harassing members of the public. The guard was arrested for drinking in public & taken to Parkview Police station.
- An attempted business burglary was reported Cnr 4th ave & 6th street. The suspects fled the scene to unknown location leaving behind a crowbar, a torch and a male cap. Nothing was stolen and suspect failed to gain access.
Report anything that doesn’t look right to CORTAC on 086 126 7822. Ensure this number is saved to your phone and all employees know the number too. You needn’t be a CORTAC subscriber to make use of this service.
Once again we would like to reiterate that hijackings and armed robberies are on the increase in the greater Johannesburg area.
SECURE: Ensure your gates / garage doors are secure & cannot be lifted off the rails. Secure gate motors with suitable anti-theft devices.
CHECK: Walk around your perimeter to check for easy access points & address these.
TEST: Conduct regular alarm, panic button, electric fence & beam testing. Contact the CORTAC Control Room when testing so they can place your system in “test mode”. Please do alarm testing from 11h00 and 14h00
- Crime is taking place primarily during the day time, at night we all tend to have our doors closed and security activated, whereas during the day homes are open & security deactivated as we/domestic workers (etc.) carry out daily activities. PLEASE BE AS VIGILANT DURING THE DAY as you would AT NIGHT.
TIPS: When seated at a restaurant sidewalk, don’t leave cell phones on the table or hand bags exposed sidewalk facing. Keep hand bags on your lap or out of sight from the sidewalk & cell phones in pockets/hand bags.
TIPS: When returning home and exiting your vehicle, be cautious and aware of surrounding obstructions and shrubbery that may be concealing a hijacker.
VICTIMS OF CRIME:
If you are or know of anyone who is a victim of crime, please make use of the VICTIMS OF CRIME (VSU) HOTLINE, or contact Parksec ,email@example.com and we will coordinate a meeting on your behalf with the VSU unit.
VSU HOTLINE: 073 280 4453
The SAPS sector vehicle (sector 2) responsible for Parkhurst and Parktown North can be contacted directly on 071 675 6062/3
Parkview Police Station contact numbers:
- Switchboard: 011 486 5000
- Ops Room: 011 486 5057/8
- Front Desk: 011 486 5038
- Sector Manager for Park Sector (Parkhurst and Parktown North) Constable Makhudu: 082 548 7307 or 071 675 6062 or 071 675 6063
- Station Commander Colonel Kubone – 071 675 9994
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If you would like to find out more about the Parksec security initiative, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep safe and be aware!
The Parksec Committee
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