21 Feb 2011

Stolen goods claimed

Stolen goods claimed

All items reported and shown at www.houtbayblogroll.blogspot have been identified by their owners who will now head along to the SAP to complete formalities. The items were all stolen in the Erica / Ixia St area which is in Scott Estate. None of the homes showed outward signs of forced entry when SSP’s investigated alarms. It appears the thief is entering through the roof and cleverly replacing tiles to conceal his entry. Alarm companies have solutions that can be added to existing alarms to secure the roof spaces.

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18 Feb 2011

Stolen goods recovered

Stolen goods recovered

Shoes, glasses, clothing, apple computer equipment and a distinctive bag found stashed on a property in Kronenzicht. Contact goldstar@absamail.co.za to claim.

View items at www.houtbayblogroll.blogspot.com

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05 Feb 2011

CRIME REPORTED between 2011-01-18 TO 2011-02-01

CRIME REPORTED between 2011-01-18 TO 2011-02-01

Here is a list of crimes and the times per block in Hout Bay over a little more than ten days…WOW!

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16 Jan 2011

Hout Bay in the dark about murder

Hout Bay in the dark about murder

Taken from iol.co.za:

By Aziz Hartley

Hout Bay police have come under fire for “tardiness” in keeping the public informed about crime after a spate of criminal incidents in the area.

On Wednesday, January 5, a woman was murdered in her home in the same street, Saddlers Close, where 23-year-old Conrad Griss was murdered in his home in April 2010.

A day later a couple were robbed at their Marlin Crescent home in Hout Bay Heights, where residents have complained of intruders being on their properties late at night.

Hout Bay police did not inform the public of either of the crimes nor appeal for assistance from residents. Police released information only after the Cape Times followed up complaints from residents.

Hout Bay police spokesperson Tanya Lesch said no suspects had been identified in the Marlin Crescent robbery. She would not respond to questions about the January 5 murder, saying it was a matter for provincial authorities. The investigation into Griss’ murder was continuing, she said.

Len Swimmer, chairman of the Residents Association of Hout Bay, said yesterday: “It is totally unacceptable that Hout Bay residents are not given information by police. It puts people’s lives in danger if they don’t know how serious crime is. If the community knows the true state of affairs they can take better precautions.”

He said because of Hout Bay’s beauty many people were under the illusion it was safe.

“The notion of feeling safe is untrue and police are not giving the information to people. I met a lady who was attacked in Milner Avenue last week and R1000, her cellphone and handbag were stolen. There is crime in Imizamo Yetho, in Hangberg, Hout Bay Heights and in the valley. Police must tell us.”

Jeremy Rich, who told the Cape Times about the January 5 murder, said he did not know why Hout Bay police had not made a statement about it.

“A lot of residents are concerned and are wondering why no information has been made public,” he said.

In the wake of last week’s crimes, the police’s provincial media centre on Thursday released information about an armed robbery on Wednesday in Victor’s Kloof Street and a house robbery on Thursday morning in Valley Road.

Provincial police spokesman November Filander, to whom Lesch referred the Cape Times query on the January 5 murder, said: “We do not release reports on all incidents and it also depends on the investigating officer on the case. But when specific questions are asked we will respond.”

Pressed for details, he said he would send the Cape Times a written explanation on Friday.

Hout Bay Community Policing Forum chairman Jim McKenna said he did not know why information about the crimes was not made public.

He was unaware of the Saddler’s Close murder and said there had not been “a big upsurge” in crime but “a couple of incidents”. – Cape Times

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13 Jan 2011

Man injured in Hout Bay guest house robbery

Man injured in Hout Bay guest house robbery

Taken from Themba Boyi/ www.eyewitnessnews.co.za, :

A Hout Bay guest house resident was admitted to hospital in a critical condition after being stabbed during an armed robbery on Thursday.

Two men reportedly forced their way into the Valley Road establishment before demanding cash.

A struggled then ensued.

The police’s Tanya Lesch said, “The suspect fled the scene with the cellular phone and a cordless phone. No arrests have been made yet.”

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