Thornton Crime Stats – 29 October 2014
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)
- Armed robberies
- House Break-ins
Robbery with firearm:
- St Stephen’s Road, Pinelands  (Fri 17 – Mon 20 Oct). Window forced open & camera stolen.
- Union Ave, Pinelands  (Mon 20 Oct 15h45-18h45). Broke glass door & stole 2 x Nokia Cameras.
- Range Court, Rifle Range Road, Thornton  (Tues 21 Oct 06h10-16h00). Door of garage forced. Stole Music Centre & equipment.
- North Way, Pinelands  (Tues 21st 07h15-15h15). Perpetrator found key, kept in a safe place (!!) & opened the door. Wallet emptied of money.
- Chipstead, Pinelands  (Wed 22 Oct 12h05). Door forced & laptop stolen.
- The Crossing, Pinelands  (Sun 19th – Wed 22nd Oct). Forced window open & stole a camera.
- Tecoma Cresc., Thornton  (Thurs 23rd Oct 09h20-10h10). Door forced & electrical equipment stolen.
- Meerlust, Pinelands  (Thurs 23rd Oct 06h00-11h00). Blackberry & watch taken.
- Rheezict, Pinelands  (24th Oct 13h45-15h45). Broke bedroom window & took keys.
- Clarendon Way, Pinelands  (Sat 25th Oct, 10h15-11h45) Forced ajar window open further & stole R20 000 (including dollars) & jewellery.
- Forest Drive, Pinelands  Removed sliding door & stole firearm (Pistol).watches ,cell phones and a camera Alarm went off at 10h26 on Sat 25th Oct.
- Silveroak, Thornton  (Sat 25th Oct 21h30-Sun 06h30). Forced door & took tools.
- Arixoma Road, Thornton  (Sun 26th Oct 00h00-11h00). Padlock on safety gate of garage broken & light switched on.
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?
- Ringwood Drive, Pinelands  (Sun 26th Oct 08h30). Bicycle & cell taken at gunpoint.
- Kareeboom, Thornton  (Sat 25th Oct 19h30). Cash taken.
- Ringwood Drive, Pinelands  (Sun 26th 08h30).
- Canal, Pinelands  (Mon 27th Oct 19h20). Near Masonic. Handbag containing cell & R10 000 stolen. No shots fired.
- Cedar Road, Thornton  (Thurs 23rd October,07h15)