Security Quotes blog
meets with the SAPS in your area every week. Here are the lookouts and trends from Edenvale SAPS, Benoni SAPS, Springs SAPS for the week ending 05 February.
- Gold Volkswagen Polo Sedan: Registration number starting with DX24, 2 suspects, connected to theft and kidnapping
- White Suzuki Swift: Registration number unknown, 3 suspects, armed with a firearm and a hammer, connected to following from shopping centre and house robberies.
- Sky Blue Volkswagen Golf 6: Registration number starting with DT8, 3 Suspects, armed with firearm and a hammer, connected to driveway robberies.
- White Volkswagen Polo with a sunroof and black Mercedes Benz: Registration number starting with CY 87, 4 Suspects, connected to armed robbery.
- Brown BMW 5 Series: Registration number unknown, 5 Suspects, connected to house burglaries.
- White Hyundai: Registration number unknown, 3 Suspects, connected to armed robbery.
- White Toyota Fortuner: Registration number unknown, 3 Suspects, connected to robberies.
- White Suzuki: Registration number unknown, 2 Suspects, connected to armed robbery.
- White Mini Cooper: Registration number unknown, Suspects unknown, connected to house burglaries.
- Silver Volkswagen: Registration number unknown, 3 Suspects wearing gloves, connected to house burglaries.
- Black Mercedes Benz: Registration number starting with DY28, 3 Suspects, 2 armed connected to hijacking.
- Light Blue Nissan Qashqai: Registration number starting with CB46, 3 Suspects, all armed, connected to hijacking.
Latest Modus Operandi and tips:
- Ensure that all doors are locked at all times and close windows when not at home.
- Dogs are a good deterrent and can also provide an early warning of nearby strangers
- Ensure that tools such as axes, spades, picks etc. that can be used in an attack are locked away when they are not in use.
- When using a torch, try not to give your position away.
- If you suspect something amiss when arriving home e.g. dogs do not greet, do not enter, contact your security provider for a perimeter check.
- Good relationships with neighbours provide support and assistance in times of need.
- Identify a safe room in your house.
- Report suspicious behaviour to your security provider and the South African Police Service.
- Clear the areas around your gates and eliminate hiding places.
- Ensure that your employees are aware of safety tips and practise good security procedures.
- Keep copies of all employees ID document.
- Do not employ casual workers without a reference.
Check your alarm system and attend to low battery warnings immediately. A panic signal will not be received if the system battery is not sufficiently charged.
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One female complainant alleges that she was driving along Robert Broom Drive when she was stopped on the corner of Wren Street by a ‘cop’ in a champagne coloured Volkswagen Golf 7 on 23 November at around 10.35am.
Cape Town - Reduced speed limits, heavy vehicles to be banned during rush hour... earlier in 2015, Wheels24 reported on new draft road and traffic regulations for South Africa by the National Transport Department.
Draft regulations intended to reduce road carnage include slower speed limits, the banning of carrying children in a bakkie load bay and restricting the use of heavy vehicles on public roads.
The Justice Project South Africa claims the proposals were "bastardised by persons at the Department of Transport".
The Kimberley police, including the Tactical Response Team, Public Order Police, Forensic Unit, Organised Crime Unit and Detectives have arrested five suspects in connection cash-in-transit heist. The cash-in-transit heist took place on Monday, 16 November 2015 near a local store at Beaconsfield.
On Sunday 1 November 2015, a multidisciplinary team from Mountain Rise SAPS, Crime Intelligence and the HAWKS followed up on intelligence with regards to the flow of CAT and crack cocaine infiltrating the northern suburbs in the Woodlands residential area.
Criminals have a new way of marking potential victims the Community Policing Forum (CPF) Sector 4 warned.
Recently, all across Randfontein, a new way of marking houses for criminal activity has been noticed.
According to William Knight from the CPF, “A young man has been spotted going around neighbourhoods, spraying driveways and trees. The colour of the spray is white and can only be spotted at night once you shine a light on it.
Potchefstroom- The police in Mahikeng and Pudimoe Clusters intensified the fight against crime and re-asserted the authority of the state when they apprehended 24 suspects through Operation Fiela between Thursday, 15 and Friday, 16 October 2015 for various offences.
Limpopo, Maleboho. Six suspects will appear in the Bochum Magistrates' Court on Monday on charges of murder, armed robbery and possession of unlicensed fire arms and ammunition following an incident at Glenfenis village on Thursday evening.
n the early hours of 30 September 2015, members of the Ethekwini Outer South Crime Intelligence and the Cavendish Mobile Team recovered four firearms and arrested three suspects, aged between 46 and 18, at KwaMakhutha and its surrounding areas.
A security guard was shot at when he tried to help motorists involved in a vehicle collision at the corner of Van Buuren and Kloof roads in Bedfordview. The incident took place this morning.
A break-in suspect was declared dead on scene after being surprised by an EPR reaction officer in the early hours of the morning.
EPR quickly responded to an urgent call-out to a house in Warwick Street at around 4am this morning, 30 September
Crime statistics 2014/2015: Figures compared to 2013/2014
Theft of motor vehicle and motorcycle - 55 090 (-1555)
Theft out of or from motor vehicle - 145 358 (+1557)
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs - 68 561 (-1164)
Carjacking - 12 773 (1593)
Truck hijacking - 1279 (288)
Robbery of cash in transit - 119 (-26)
SA vehicle crime stats: Breakdown by province
Johannesburg - A domestic worker and her husband were arrested for a farm attack in Limpopo in which a woman was killed and locked in a walk-in safe with her husband, police said on Monday.
The couple were employees on the farm and were arrested over the weekend, Colonel Ronel Otto said.
Two other suspects were arrested in Diepkloof, Soweto.
Petro Res, 60, her husband Bruno, 70, and their friend Marie Barnard, were attacked in their home on the Motlopi Lodge game farm on Friday, September 18.
Bruno Res was shot in the arm when he could not remember the code to a smaller safe which was in the walk-in-safe. Petro was shot in the head.
The three were locked into the walk-in safe, where they spent about 16 hours before neighbours came to investigate and heard their cries for help.
The killers stole five firearms, including hunting rifles. Police were searching for five more people wanted in connection with the crime.
The four arrested would appear in the Thabazimbi Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.