Last night or the early hours of this morning (9/6/2020) a bike, computer box and screen was stolen from a garage in Maree Crescent.  The gate was forced sideways and unfortunately the garage was not locked.
If you live in Maree Crescent, van der Walt Rd, Edendale West Rd or George Fajans and have cctv please can you review your recordings and let us know of anything suspicious that you may find.

The Committee has been reviewing these recent incidents, looking at the CCTV recordings and have had some discussion with other closures about this trend and the way these criminals are operating. We don’t believe the criminals are just getting lucky in all these incidents and they may be better organised than we think.  In some cases luck is involved but the criminals may be following a more structured pattern.
We think, in some cases, the criminals know what gates they can lift and which properties are easier to enter and move around in. The criminals lift a gate or jump a wall and test to see if buildings, sheds and cars are locked.  If everything is locked they put the gate back and then return at a later date and try again. Eventually they find a car, garage or shed unlocked and then commit an opportunistic crime.
The Committee has sent out several emails stating that people moving through our suburb on foot are very difficult to track and catch.  We have also stated that due to the impact of lockdown on the economy that there are many more people who will turn to crime.  We urge all residents to check and re-check their personal security arrangements, especially gates and fences.  Just because you have not had an incident does not mean criminals have not visited your property and tested your security.  Please take every precaution you can and report anything suspicious immediately to Mamba.  We have seen how effective Mamba can be if they receive a timeous alert.

Remember to always maintain a high level of awareness, especially when you are leaving or entering your home/driveway.  Please tell your family and domestic workers to also be on the lookout.  Report all suspicious behaviour to Mamba control room (tel number below) and warn the residents using the Mamba Whatsapp Security Group.   
The Edenglen South Road Closure Committee 
 Committee: Dave Lones, Diana Gowans, Daniel Cerbone, Kevin Kent, Jeffrey Macer-Wright Emergency – Mamba (011 609 0227)SAPS Sector 3 vehicle 071 675 6841 (this number is also used for Sector 1, Sector 2 and Sector 4 can be contacted on 071 675 6844)
Mamba Whatsapp Security Group – to join contact Mamba or SMS your name and address to 083 300 2975.
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