Thornton Crime Stats – 4 November 2014


  • Armed robberies
  • House Break-ins

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

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

                                                     Thursday 06h00-12h00           Thursday 06h00-12h00                       Saturday  18h00-24h00  


Hot Spots – Delta:

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

1730    (the area around Mutual Park)

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


Hot Spots – Echo:

1726    (the area in Epping Industria .)

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

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


Although there were many housebreakings there were 5 very good arrests made this week.


Housebreaking Residential:

  • Wythenshawe Ave , Pinelands [1740] (Monday 27th October 15h40-16h00). Attempt.
  • Acacia Way [1746] (Sunday 26 to Monday 27 13h30-09h00). Removed glass from door and stole flat screen TV.
  • Mountbatten Ave, Pinelands [1731] (TWed 22 – Monday 27th October ). Back glass  door forced  stole Samsung Laptop and tablet and an Apple i-Pod.
  • Dagbreek , Pinelands [1740] (Wednesday 29th October 11h28). Stole compact disc player and CD’s and DVD’s  and cash.
  • Ringwood Drive , Pinelands [1731] (Wednesday 29th – Thursday 30th October 23h00-05h45). Glass window removed  and digital photo frame stolen.
  • The Crossing , Pinelands [1744] (Wednesday 29th October 19h17). Forced and smashed bedroom window and stole an Amp.
  • Ambleside, Pinelands [1740] (Sat 1st November 10h00). Resident saw a young chap, approx. 14 years of age, crawling round the garden. She shouted and he ran away. Later he was found in possession of the compass, cigars and clothing he had stolen from the house and he  was arrested.
  • Mountain View Pinelands [1746] (Thurs 30th October –Sat 1st November ). Side window of sun room was smashed and music system was stolen..
  • Sunny Way , Pinelands [1744] (Sat 1st November  18h50-22h05). Forced open the window and stole a laptop.
  • Impala Way , Pinelands [1734] (Wednesday 29th –Sun 2 November ) On their return the residents found a window had been opened  and 2x chains were missing.


Robbery other than a firearm:

  • Denneboom Ave  in Thornton. ( Tuesday 28 October  23h00) 3x suspects were arrested in possession of stolen property


Robbery with firearm:

  • Ringwood Drive, Pinelands [1732] (Monday 27th  19h20). t.
  • Ringwood Drive, Pinelands [1732] (Sat 1st November 16h50).Two witnesses gave information to the police who were on patrol in the area of Ringwood Drive. When the van went to check out the suspect, he fled. The van called for backup and then gave chase. The neighbourhood watch and a  scrap merchant in a bakkie also gave chase and the suspect was eventually caught in the Conradie Hosp. He was in possession of a BB gun and stolen property and was arrested.

NB  Never assume that a gun pointed at you is a toy.


Theft out of M/V:

  • Julianaveld  Pinelands  [1745] (Thursday 30th October 00h00-07h00) Car was parked in the garage and all doors were locked and windows closed  Sunglasses. Front loader, hands free blue tooth and remote control were stolen

Theft of M/V:

  • Giants Sweets Epping: A White Hyundai bakkie that was parked on the road was stolen. CY 222-382



Sharon Petersen



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