This information is extracted from the regular media releases issued by Hout Bay SAPS:
Unless otherwise stated, all media releases are issued by:
W/O Tanya Lesch
Communication Official/Social Crime Prevention
SAPS HOUT BAY
tel 021-7918660 / 78
MEDIA REPORT : 15 May 2013
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 at approx. 13:45 the owner of the house in Norman street, Hout Bay was alone at home when she heard noises coming from downstairs. She then notices a silver grey Toyota Corolla outside her premises. She thought it was someone she was knew and went downstairs to open the electrical gate and garage door. By the time she was downstairs, she was approached by 4-5 male suspects, armed with a crowbar and a metal pipe. The suspects forced her back into the garage and repeatedly told her to keep quiet. The suspects ages were estimated to be between of 25 – 35. The suspects were not wearing gloves or balaclavas. The suspects took her into the bathroom and wrapped a towel around her head and because she started retaliating and fighting back, another suspect wrapped a jersey around her neck. After a short while the suspects took her to her son’s bedroom, where they took a computer lead and tied her hands up behind her back. Two suspects stayed with her, while the others went through the house and took the following items; Television, laptop, i-pad, camera, cellular phone, handbag containing personal items to the value of R65 000-00. After the suspects fled the scene, the very traumatised victim went to the neighbours who cut her free and called for help. No arrests have been made as yet.
Media Report - 26 April 2013:
On Tuesday, 22 April 2013 at approx 08:00 SAPS Sea Border Cape Town was patrolling at sea near Hangberg Hout Bay area and spotted an illegal rubber duck. A chase occurred between the SAPS vessel and the alleged poachers at sea. The suspects jumped off at Seal Island and the rubber duck was confiscated with diving equipment and 1 606 abalone. No arrests were made.
On Wednesday, 23 April 2013 early morning hours, SAPS and Marine Coastal had an operation and confiscated 2 523 crayfish tails and 5 under size crayfish. Five suspects were arrested for Contravening ACT 18 of 1998 Sec 44 (2) van Marine Living Resource Act. The boat confiscated. The suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court today.
ARRESTS FOR THE WEEK : 16 TO 23 APRIL 2013
Theft of mv 1
House robbery 2
HB and theft 1
Attempted murder 1
Marine and Coastal 2
Possession of car break in equipment 1
Possession of suspected stolen goods 2
Road traffic act 2 fines
TWO ARRESTS AFTER HOUSE ROBBERY
On Tuesday, 23 April 2013 at approx 02:00 two families from Durban who were on holiday, were confronted by three male suspects, after they entered a house in Albert Rd, Hout Bay. One suspect wore a balaclava. The suspects were very violent and there was an encounter outside the house between the suspects and the victims. One of the victims sustained injuries to both arms and bruises to his face and neck and his wife was also injured. An i-phone, laptop, handbag and many other items were stolen by the suspects. Stolen goods are estimated at approx R40 000.00 At approx. 04:00 the same morning, SAPS members, searched two suspicious males opposite the BP Garage in Main Rd Hout Bay and found an Apple Mac Book and a i-phone in their possession. Information and leads were followed up, the complainants of the House robbery pointed out the goods as their belongings. The two suspects were arrested for Possession of suspected stolen goods and will be linked to other cases. The suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Friday, 25 April 2013.
17 April 2013 - SAPS SUCCESSES FOR THE WEEK:
6 arrests for drugs
106 Stoppe dagga
1 zol dagga
57 tik packets
2 bags of dagga and 50litre of drum
3 tik lollies
ARRESTS AT THE ATM:
On Tuesday, 16 April at approx 15:00 Warrant Officer Christopher Fortuin and Cst Lindile Mqoqi from the Detective Branch, Hout Bay SAPS went to Standard Bank to obtain video footage. Warrant Officer Fortuin was waiting outside the bank when he noticed an African Lady assisting a man at the ATM. He then noticed that she placed something, that looked like a bank card, in her back side pocket. The man was still struggling to get his ATM card from the machine. Warrant Officer Fortuin then approached the African lady and asked her to accompany him to the bank. Where he arranged someone to search her. He then heard a noise and when he checked, she placed the card under a keyboard at the kiosk where the search was done. When he checked with the complainant at the ATM the card that was in her possession, belonged to him. The female was then followed to her car, where she and an accomplice were arrested for theft. The complainant is from England. The suspects are from Nyanga. The two suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Thursday, 18 April 2013 on charges of Theft. SAPS urges the community to be more vigilant at the ATM’s and not accept assistance from strangers, to assure they do not fall victims of crime.
ARRESTS FOR HOUSE ROBBERY:
On Tuesday, 16 April 2013 at approx 17:35 the complainant of Madiba Square, Mandela Park was inside his dwelling when two male suspects armed with firearms pushed the door open and entered his house and demanded cash. The suspects took R400-00 cash, laptop, camera, two cellular phones all to the value of R10 200-00. Sergeant Asanda Poswa and other members followed up the information, the complainant pointed out the two suspects, which led to their arrests. The 25 and 23 year old suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Thursday, 18 April 2013 on charges of House Robbery.
Media Report - 17 April 2013:
On Saturday, 13 April 2013 at approx 02:30 the complainant from King Fisher Lane, Hangberg went to the kitchen after he heard noises. He was attacked and stabbed by an intruder while entering the kitchen. The suspect then escaped through the same window where he had entered earlier. A computer monitor to the value of R800-00 was stolen. The complainant received medical attention at Victoria Hospital. A case of house robbery was opened. No arrests have been made as yet.
Business Robbery and Attempted Murder
On Saturday, 13 April 2013 at approx. 18:00 a Somalian shop owner in Imizamo Yethu was attacked inside his shop by four unknown males. One suspect was armed with a knife and another suspect with a firearm. The suspects assaulted and stabbed the complainant and left the scene. They took cash and cigarettes to the value of R2000-00. The complainant sustained injuries to his head, neck, stomach and both arms. The complainant was transported to Victoria Hospital where he received medical attention, but has been released. No arrests have been made as yet.
On Tuesday, 16 April 2013 at approx. 05:00 the complainant from Kronenzicht, Hout Bay was sleeping when she and her sister felt a draft through the house. When the complainant checked she saw an intruder inside her kitchen. There was another suspect at the door and a third suspect armed with a panga. The suspects were chased off the premises by the manager . The suspects were dressed in hoodies and balaclavas. Three cellular phones to the value of R3000-00 were taken by the suspects. No arrests have been made as yet.
Anyone with information to please contact Hout Bay SAPS on 021-7918660.
Media Report - 2 April 2013:
CRIME AND ARRESTS FOR THE LAST WEEK : HOUT BAY SAPS
Arrests from 26 MARCH until to-day
1 REC AND NEG
2 HOUSE BREAKING
1 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT
2 WARRANT OF ARRESTS (DVA)
2 LIQUOR RELATED ACT (SHEBEENS)
On Friday, 29 March 2013 at approx 21:00 a 26 year old male victim was stabbed in Imizamo Yethu and died on his way to hospital. Two witnesses fetched the suspect from Samora Marchell and brought the suspect to Hout Bay SAPS. The 24 year old suspect was then arrested and charged with the murder. The suspect will appear today in the Wynberg Magistrate on charges of murder.
On 30 March 2013 at approx 15:15 a Somalian in Imizamo Yethu shop were robbed by three armed suspects. Airtime, cash and cigarettes were taken. The two employees of the shop were stabbed by one of the suspects. The suspects left a toygun inside the shop. The suspects were pointed out by two witnesses. Three arrests were made. Two of the three suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court tomorrow and the other suspect today on charges of Busniness robbery.
Media Report - 14 March 2013:
ARRESTS AFTER HOUSE ROBBERIES : HOUT BAY SAPS
After the increase of house robberies, Hout Bay SAPS and the Muizenberg Cluster planned extra operations during the last week to assist with combating and reducing of crime in Hout Bay. Members were deployed and extra patrols were conducted during
the nights and days. Three arrests were made during Thursday morning. The suspects had the following items in their possession , woollen gloves, balaclavas and other clothing items including sneakers. These items were confiscated and will be sent to forensics to be analysed. The suspects were in possession of suspected stolen goods, including ipod box, I pod shuffle, two bicycles. The suspects will also be linked to other House Robbery and business robbery cases. SAPS has also noted that it is more than one group operating in Hout Bay. The suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate on Monday.
Media Report - 12 March 2013:
HOUSE ROBBERIES IN HOUT BAY:
During the last week a few house robberies were reported to Hout Bay SAPS , where the complainants were threatened with knives or firearms, even one incident with a hammer. The suspects were wearing balaclavas and gloves in some incidents and demanded cash and cellular phones from the complainants. Other items including laptops, jewellery, cash and cameras were also taken. SAPS would like to emphasize that the community need to activate alarms and lock doors and safety gates, because of the increase in the number of incidents of this type of crime.
THEFT OF BICYCLES:
On Saturday, 9th of March 2013 during the night the complainant left three bicycles tied on the roof of his vehicle on his arrival in Hout Bay. The next morning he discovered that they were stolen. The value of the bicycles is estimated at R17 000.00.
In another incident on Sunday, 10th of March 2013 between 07:00 and 12:45 a bicycle was left inside a vehicle. The canopy of the bakkie was forced open and a mountain bike was stolen. The value is estimated at R34 000.00
Media Report - 4 March 2013:
On Saturday, 2nd of March 2013 at approx. 07:45 Hout Bay SAPS were alerted to a shooting incident in Salamander Rd, Hangberg. On the arrival of the members the public pointed out Arnold Thomas, 33 years old with a gunshot wound to his right leg and stomach. The victim provided the names of three suspects, which led to their arrests. The three suspects are also from Hangberg area. No firearms were recovered. The victim was transported to Groote Schuur hospital. The three suspects appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate court today on charges of Attempted Murder. It is alleged that the fight was between two gangs, the 26’s and 28’s about disrespecting the other group.
Media Reports - 1 March 2013:
On Wednesday, 2013-02-27 at approx 00:00 the complainant and his wife were in the sitting room in Tarragona area, when three unknown males entered the house and instructed the complainant not to move. They tried to remove jewellery off the woman’s hand. One of the suspects was armed with a knife and they were all wearing balaclavas. The suspects then went through the house and demanded that the complainant open the safe. The following items were taken, cash, foreign exchange, camera and an ipad. No one sustained any injuries. Value estimated at R122 000-00. HOUSE ROBERRY
On Wednesday, 2013-02-27 at approx 12:00 the owner of the house in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay was busy watching television when someone knocked on his door. After opening the door he saw two males outside. They asked him a few questions and one of the suspects suspect pulled a knife out of his pocket,.The other suspect then pulled out a screwdriver and threatened the complainant and took his wallet, cellular phone and an amplifier that was inside the house. No injuries were sustained. No arrests were made as yet. Value unknown.
Media Reports - 19 February 2013:
On Sunday, 17 February 2013 at approx 22:35 two males were fighting in Molokwane St, Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, after the suspect grabbed his ex-girlfriend and tried to drag her out of the house. A friend tried to assist her, but the suspect stabbed him in the chest with a knife. The 26 year old victim was declared dead by paramedics on the scene. A case of Murder was opened. The suspect is still at large.
SAPS would like to add, that there are daily searches for dangerous weapons in Hout Bay area, to prevent these kind of incidents. HOUT BAY SAPS SUCCESSES
On Thursday, 14 February 2013 at 22:45 shift members did a random search on a VW Golf in Victoria Rd Hout Bay and arrested a foreigner for Possession of drugs.During the search the members confiscated 6 packets of tik and 30 packets of cocaine, street value estimated at R15 000-00. The accused was released on a R1 000-00 bail, issued by Wynberg Court on Sunday, 17 February 2013.
On Thursday, 14 February 2013 three arrests were made for Theft out of Motor vehicle. Mainstream Shopping Centre recognised the three suspects after an incident that took place the previous week. A Silver Toyota Conquest was confiscated and the suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Tuesday, 26 February 2013.
On Monday, 18 February 2013 Hout Bay SAPS and two Narcotic dogs with their handlers executed a school search at Hout Bay High School. The students had the opportunity to hand in any weapons or drugs. This initiative is to prevent any incidents on school premises and to keep the school drug free and safe. Two knives and other small items were handed in. This exercise will be conducted on a regular basis to assist the schools in the area.
On Monday, 18 February 2013 members of Crime Prevention followed up information and searched a house in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay. One television and one laptop was confiscated. This could lead to arrests.
SAPS would like to send out a warning to the community regarding Criminals that knock on doors of residents and inform them, that they are Gardeners and that the (so called) neighbour requests that they go into the premises to cut down or trim a tree or branches. This could lead to criminal activities. It is not safe for a stranger to enter your premises. Please phone your neighbour to confirm. Do not let any stranger enter your house, or do not even open the gate for strangers.
ATTEMPTED MURDER: OCEAN VIEW SAPS
On Monday, 18 February 2013 at approx 17:00 Cst Myaleni, 32 years old from Ocean View Police station was shot by her 30 year old boyfriend. She visited her boyfriend in Masiphumelele, Ocean View where they had an argument at the bungalow in the back of the yard. She then ran to the front house and locked the front door. The suspect shot at the door handle of the house. The sister of the suspect and Cst Myaleni ran outside, both were injured. Cst Myaleni was shot in the left shoulder and the sister of the suspect was shot in the hand. Both were taken to False Bay Hospital, but Cst Myaleni was transferred to Groote Schuur hospital. A vehicle that was parked on the other side of the road, was also damaged during the shooting. The suspect went to Ocean View Police Station and handed himself over to SAPS. The suspect used his private firearm. A case of attempted murder was opened.
28 January 2013: HOUSE ROBBERIESIN HOUT BAY
HOUSE ROBBERY : MOUNT RHODES
On Monday 2013-01-28 at approx 01:15 the complainant and his wife were sleeping when they were woken up from a noise and saw an unknown male suspect inside their bedroom. T he suspect was wearing a balaclava and had a big knife in his one hand. The suspect demanded money and took the following items; black bag containing cameras, jewellery, cash and credit cards. The suspect gained entry to the house, by jumping to the first level of the house and forcing open the window and burglar bars. The bedroom door was also forced open. No injuries and no arrests were made as yet. A case of house robbery was opened.
HOUSE ROBBERY : HUGHENDEN ESTATE
On Friday, 2013-01-26 at approx 22:30 the complainant and his wife were in the TV room, when two males entered the living room. One suspect was wearing a balaclava and gloves, both suspects were armed with screwdrivers. They took jewellery, cellular phones, two handbags, two laptops and cash. The suspects then fled the scene. The complainant sustained scratch marks and his wife’s hand was also bruised. No arrests were made as yet. A case of house robbery was opened
14 January 2013:
The Beach project was very successful. After the 15th of December 2012, no incidents on the beach were reported. There were also no incidents at Llandudno and Sandy Bay.
SAPS would like to thank the community and all role players that assisted in decreasing crime during this period. Maximum members from SAPS were deployed daily to combat crime.
Theft out of motor vehicles is still a problem. People still leave articles visible in their vehicles, which invites suspects to commit this type of crime.
Regular shebeen operations were conducted and will intensify. This is due to crimes being committed after visiting shebeens, such as assaults and domestic violence. Zero tolerance will continue regarding illegal operating of shebeens.