Safeparks/Parksec Crime Update: 5 July 12 July 2017
Parkhurst , Parktown North and Parkwood residents and business owners
Questions from RESIDENTS
Why is there an increase in crime in the Parkhurst area?
The main contributing factor and criminal activity in Parkhurst is mainly on 4th avenue and the adjacent streets where visitors park their vehicles.
It is common for business nodes in residential areas to bring in more crime as there is no secure parking and the informal carguards are currently contributing to the crime.
SAFEPARKS/PARKSEC committee are discussing various security options and will provide feedback shortly.
Previously, SAFEPARKS/PARKSEC only reported on crimes reported to the CORTAC control room and not crimes reported to Parkview SAPS as SAPS did not provide this information.
After much consultation with SAPS, they are now providing this information to us so that we can give a more realistic picture of the crime in Parkhurst and Parktown North.
It would seem that there is a recent spike in crime but this is not necessarily the case, it is just that we are now able to give a more accurate report on all crimes whether it is a CORTAC client or not.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will verify and ensure it is reported in our next Newsletter.
More details relating to the incidents listed above:
-Theft out of motor vehicle occurred on 13th street, a white Toyota Fortuna was parked on the street, suspects smashed the back window and stole a laptop, handbag and wallet.
-Home Invasion occurred on 2nd avenue, further details below under ARREST BY CORTAC.
-Please be alert along 4th avenue, crime is on the increase due to the influx of visitors visiting Parkhurst over the weekends, please alert all your friends not to stand on the sidewalks with bags and cellphones as the modus operandi is for suspects to drive along 4th avenue scouting out opportunities and then stopping, pointing a firearm and then taking valuables.
Another ARREST BY CORTAC
A home invasion occurred on Tuesday night, 11 July 2017 in Parkhurst. A neighbouring resident reported hearing noises that sounded like someone forcing a door open in the vicinity.
CORTAC Tactical Officers were dispatched to investigate. They found a suspect, armed with a knife, inside a house. He had allegedly forced open a burglar gate and main door to gain access to the house. The suspect was apprehended by CORTAC Tactical Officers and SAPS took him into custody. Well done to all involved.
This incident brings home the importance of residents being alert to anything suspicious in their neighbourhood and of immediate reporting of suspicious people, vehicles or noises to the CORTAC Control Room.
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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