Tourists robbed en route from OR Tambo airport – again!

The robbery occurred shortly after the tourists landed in Johannesburg on Thursday. The tourists – according to a police report seen by TimesLIVE – indicates that they were en route to their hotel when the vehicle they were in was forced to stop by the robbers. Such police reports are used to circulate information on crimes which have been committed and as alerts for lookouts to suspicious people or vehicles potentially involved or used in crimes. The report‚ titled: “Jhb East cluster: Cleveland (Common robbery) from OR Tambo Airport” saysRead More

Watch: Thieves attempt to break into Centurion home

Three men tried to break into a a house in Zwartkop X8, Centurion on 21 Apr just after mid-day, using a Chevrolet Cruiser with the reg no BF86BWGP, according to thysbrits, who uploaded this CCTV footage to YouTube. Story

FACTSHEET: South Africa’s official crime statistics for 2013/14

This factsheet provides an overview of key crime trends for the period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 as recorded by the South African Police Service (SAPS). Researched by the Institute for Security Studies and Africa Check. On the day of their release, these statistics were already at least six months out of date. That means that the current crime situation, particularly at local level, could be very different to that described by the statistics below. For a guide on how to interpret crime statistics see the Africa CheckRead More

Murder rising ‘we really need help’: Phiyega

The murder rate has increased despite overall serious crime declining slightly by 0.4 percent, according to the 2013/2014 crime statistics released on Friday. “It’s a very difficult area to police. It requires each and every one of us to work together,” national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said referring to the murder rate. “We really need help in this area.”

Wanted – SA’s most notorious bank and cash-in-transit robbers

The anonymous crime tip-off service, Crime Line, the Hawks and the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) have released pictures of Gauteng’s most notorious suspects sought in connection with over 30 bank related crimes in South Africa. They have also released CCTV footage of a cash-in-transit robbery at a Roodepoort filling station on September 18. Three armed men shot and wounded a COIN security guard as he was collecting two cash boxes. The trio fled the scene with a silver Hyundai sedan with the registration number BD 54 DBRead More

Cops Arrested Robbing A Store

Two police officers and 2 civilians were arrested while trying to break into a store in Jan Kempdorp in the Northern Cape on Monday night. Responding to information that a shop in the area was to be burgled a team of police units set up an operation to catch the alleged suspects.

Carlswald family robbed of belongings

A house in Carlswald was robbed of property estimated to the value of R75 000. According to police spokesperson Constable Matome Tlamela, the crime occured on 9 August just before 08:00pm.  Tlamela said the complainant left her door unlocked while having dinner as her domestic helper used the same door to go in and out of the house.

July tote takings stolen

Thieves snatched the tote takings at one of the Vodacom Durban July hospitality marquees on Saturday, sources said on Sunday. Exactly how much money they got away with is still being worked out. Gold Circle confirmed the theft and said an investigation was under way.

Man injured during a robbery – President Park

Property estimated to the value of R60 000 was stolen during a house robbery on Republic Road, President Park. On 5 April at about 04:00, a man was surprised by three armed men whilst sitting in his lounge. Police spokesperson Constable Matome Tlamela said the complainant heard his door being forced

House in Kyalami robbed

ON the evening of 20 February a house on Howthorne Street in Kyalami was robbed of a laptop, car keys, a Blackberry and Nokia cellphone worth R15 000. A woman said that she was surprised by two armed men who pointed a firearm at her. She was ordered to lie down, then tied up.The men took her property and left, said Midrand police spokesperson Constable Matome Tlamela. The woman could not identify the men as it was dark and everything happened quickly. No one has been arrested   STORY

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