August, 2012

 

Reward system to start in Glen Austin

An ex-police reservist and a retired police officer have joined forces and hope to eradicate crime in Glen Austin and President Park. Michael Agliotte and Mark Grant Stuart from Cornerstone Security want to start a networking and training programme for domestic workers and gardeners in the area. “We want to start a reward system where people can give us anonymous tips regarding crime in the area,” said Agliotte. The programme will be held weekly. Interested people will receive safety tips and crime prevention methods. Agliotte said it was very importantRead More


Man hijacked by three men

A man was hijacked at the entrance to Waterfall Business Park on 18 August at 1.20pm. According to Constable Matome Tlamela, communications officer at the Midrand police station, “A new model Polo Player with an unknown registration number parked behind his vehicle and suddenly three men all with firearms approached him.” Tlamela said the suspects grabbed the man’s cellphone, laptop, driver’s licence and car keys and dragged him out of his vehicle before driving away with his car. The total value of items taken is estimated at R100 000.         READRead More


Students act against crime

Midrand Graduate Institute students fear for their safety which is hindered by criminals preying on them. Students of Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI) are concerned about their safety and well-being following multiple incidents of theft and most recently rape. On 23 August a female student was raped while on Alsation Road in nearby bushes opposite private student accommodation. When questioned about the alleged rape victim students said they had not seen her since the incident, nor do they know if the men were caught and arrested.


Drug dealer arrested

An intelligence driven operation lead to the arrest of a drug dealer. In an intelligence driven operation, Warrant Officer Selvan Reddy, Ria Sebetsa Security Services and the Pretoria Dog Unit arrested a drug dealer in Vorna Valley in possession of uncut Cat with an estimated value of R1.8 million.  READ MORE


Noordwyk house robbed

A man was robbed by two men while drinking tea in his kitchen. According to Constable Matome Tlamela, communications officer at the Midrand police station, the robbery took place on Taaibos Street. Tlamela said the men entered the house though an open kitchen door. “The suspects, who were armed, forced him into his bedroom and made him kneel next to his bed. He was assaulted with a firearm and tied up with a skipping rope,” said Tlamela. The suspects stole goods, including a firearm, which amounted to R165 100. BeforeRead More


Carjackers strike in New Road

A carjacking occurred at the corner of New Road and the entrance to Midridge Park. According to Constable Matome Tlamela, communications officer at the Midrand police station, a man pulled over onto the side of the road to SMS his friend. “Suddenly a silver Mercedes Benz with three occupants stopped next to his car to ask for directions. Within a few minutes the suspects had left and returned, stopping in front of the complainant,” said Tlamela. She said the suspects pointed a firearm at the man, hit him on theRead More


Girl raped in President Park

A man was robbed and his daughter raped when two men, armed with a butcher knife, gained access to their house through a broken kitchen window at their President Park home on 14 August at 12.45am. One of the suspects tied up the complainant’s hands with a telephone cable and took him to his daughter’s bedroom where she was asleep. They tied their hands together and started to search the house. After searching the house, the suspects raped the complainant’s daughter and fled the scene with goods to the valueRead More


Vorna Valley home robbed

A woman was robbed in her house by three suspects. A Vorna Valley woman was cleaning her kitchen when she heard a strange sound. When she went to investigate and she saw a white Sedan in her yard. According to Constable Matome Tlamela, communications officer at the Midrand police station, “The woman called her son and pressed the panic button. Suddenly three suspects were inside the house.”  Tlamela said one of the suspects was carrying a crowbar. “The complainant was ordered not to make a noise or else they wouldRead More


Women mobilise against crime

The Allandale Extension 14 community in Midrand held a function to celebrated Women’s Day with hard-hitting topics, including the fight against crime. Event organiser Boniswa Ngcwama said that although the public holiday was dedicated to celebrating the bravery shown by women who marched to the Union Buildings in protest of the apartheid regime in 1956, it was also a platform for women to take a stand against current social ills. “Crime in Allandale is a major problem and we saw this day as an opportunity to bring the community, especiallyRead More


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