Safeparks/Parksec Crime Update: 29 August – 5 September 2017

Sep 5, 2017 | SafeParks News

The following includes crimes reported to us over the period

*DISCLAIMER: Whilst every effort is made to report on all crimes and their accurancy for the given time period, we advise that not all crimes are reported timeously or correctly. Should you be aware of any criminal incident not reported in our Newsletter, kindly email us on and we will verify and ensure it is reported in our next Newsletter.



  • Arrest by CORTAC occurred on 6th avenue, when a suspect gained access to the property via the back fence, the resident screamed and the suspect fled, CORTAC were called for backup and managed to apprehend the suspect using their canine unit – WELL DONE CORTAC!!!
  • Theft of property occurred on 8th street, cameras show that 2 suspects stole a shrub from a pavement and fled in a VW Polo.
  • Arrest by SAPS occurred when a resident and a suspect had an altercation, the suspect damaged the resident’s intercom.
  • Attempted Business Burglary occurred on 4th avenue, the shopkeeper noticed that the door had been tampered with upon arriving at work.

Parktown North


  • Theft out of motor vehicle occurred on 3rd avenue, when a visitor parked her vehicle in front of the restaurants, car guards were present at the time, a laptop was stolen out of the boot.


  • A recurring trend is again rearing its head where criminals request permission to enter a property from the domestic worker or gardener. However, when the domestic worker says they need to confirm we have had reports that the CONMEN say they will call the owner, request the number and pretend to dial and speak to the owner.
  • Make sure that your domestic workers and gardeners have access to a remote panic button and that they keep it on their person at all times while working at your home.
  • Educate your domestic employees about CONMEN and to not allow anyone onto or near the property unless you have spoken with them directly.
  • Have a discussion with your staff around general security and safety around the home such as making sure to lock gates and doors as they move through the home, how to use the panic unit, who to call during an emergency and how to reduce the likelihood of being conned by criminals.

Anti- Hijacking Demonstration by CORTAC

Please contact should you and your neighbors (your street) be interested in CORTAC arranging an anti-hijack demonstration. This will be arranged at a time convenient for residents per street and is about 20 minutes. This demonstration is highly recommended due to the rise in crime especially since Christmas season is approaching.

Please report any suspicious activity by:
Calling CORTAC Control Centre on 0861 267 822 / 0878 030 040
Sending a “Please Call” message to *140*079 502 2750# (domestic workers)
SMS’ing details of the suspicious activity to 079 502 2750

POLICE SECTOR VEHICLE: 071 675 6061 / 6062
RELIEF COMMANDER: 071 675 6065
CORTAC: 0861 267 822
Victim Support Unit HOTLINE: 073 280 4453
If it doesn’t look right, call it in ..

More Info

If you would like to find out more about the Parksec/ SafeParks security initiative, please email us on  or
For queries, suggestions or complaints please email:

Keep safe and be aware!

The Parksec & SafeParks Committee