Thornton Crime Stats – 29 October 2014


  • Armed robberies
  • House Break-ins


Hot Days in Pinelands (Delta):           Hot Days in Thornton (Echo):

Thursday    06h00-18h00                Tuesday          06h00-12h00   Wednesday         06h00-18h00           Thursday        06h00-12h00


Hot Spots – Delta:

1740    (area between Jan Smuts, Ambleside, Sunrise, Avonduur & Forest)

1730    (the area around Mutual Park)

Station areas: 1746; 1745; 1744 (Old Mill Road to Forest Drive and down to Morningside)


Hot Spots – Echo:

1716    (the area along Forest Drive Ext.)

1720    (the area  between Jan Smuts, Denneboom, Sipres & Viking)

1725    (the area between Viking, Benbow & Gunner’s Circle).


Housebreaking Residential:

  • St Stephen’s Road, Pinelands [1744] (Fri 17 – Mon 20 Oct). Window forced open & camera stolen.
  • Union Ave, Pinelands [1745] (Mon 20 Oct 15h45-18h45). Broke glass door & stole 2 x Nokia Cameras.
  • Range Court, Rifle Range Road, Thornton [1729] (Tues 21 Oct 06h10-16h00). Door of garage forced. Stole Music Centre & equipment.
  • North Way, Pinelands [1744] (Tues 21st 07h15-15h15). Perpetrator found key, kept in a safe place (!!) & opened the door. Wallet emptied of money.
  • Chipstead, Pinelands [1740] (Wed 22 Oct 12h05). Door forced & laptop stolen.
  • The Crossing, Pinelands [1744] (Sun 19th – Wed 22nd Oct). Forced window open & stole a camera.
  • Tecoma Cresc., Thornton [1720] (Thurs 23rd Oct 09h20-10h10). Door forced & electrical equipment stolen.
  • Meerlust, Pinelands [1733] (Thurs 23rd Oct 06h00-11h00). Blackberry & watch taken.
  • Rheezict, Pinelands [1732] (24th Oct 13h45-15h45). Broke bedroom window & took keys.
  • Clarendon Way, Pinelands [1744] (Sat 25th Oct, 10h15-11h45) Forced ajar window open further & stole R20 000 (including dollars) & jewellery.
  • Forest Drive, Pinelands [1740] Removed sliding door  & stole firearm (Pistol).watches ,cell phones and a camera Alarm went off at 10h26 on Sat 25th Oct.
  • Silveroak, Thornton [1720] (Sat 25th Oct 21h30-Sun 06h30). Forced door & took tools.
  • Arixoma Road, Thornton [1720] (Sun 26th Oct 00h00-11h00). Padlock on safety gate of garage broken & light switched on.


Robbery with firearm:

  • Ringwood Drive, Pinelands [1732] (Sun 26th Oct 08h30). Bicycle & cell taken at gunpoint.
  • Kareeboom, Thornton [1717] (Sat 25th Oct 19h30). Cash taken.
  • Ringwood Drive, Pinelands [1732] (Sun 26th 08h30).
  • Canal, Pinelands [1732] (Mon 27th Oct 19h20). Near Masonic. Handbag containing cell & R10 000 stolen. No shots fired.

NB:     Description of perpetrator in all cases is a Black male in his mid twenties. Although his clothing was different each time, his general appearance was the same: Stubble beard if you see him close-up, very skinny & of medium height and weight. Has been seen wearing yellow-mustard skinny jeans & black jacket. Also seen wearing red/orange T-shirt & black pants. Also seen wearing a black beanie.

QUERY? Was the gun used above the same one that was stolen from house in Forest Drive?


Common Robbery:

  • Cedar Road, Thornton [1729] (Thurs 23rd October,07h15)

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