It appears there has been sudden increase in crime in and around St Francis over the past few days. Possibly because the editor was a victim on Wednesday morning makes one more aware but Sarah Swanepoel reports a  camera bag, bag of shoes and bag of clothes were removed from a guest’s vehicle. Wednesday and the Policing Forum Facebook page “Crime Spotter” reports  that at a sector meeting, W/O Hardus van Heerden advised that the following additional arrests were made on Tuesday night by St Francis Crime Prevention Unit:

2 x housebreakin and theft
1 suspect linked to Atkinsons Store theft
2 x theft of boat engines
1 x possession of mandrax

And the following stolen property valued at more than R100 000 was recovered :
Lenovo Tab black in colour
Kindle Amazon notebook
Black backpack
Pair Asics Running shoes size 8
Red mountain bike Nuovo SX
Wisiki without paddles
Black Suzuki boat engine 9.9 horsepower
Mercury 65 HP Big foot boat

Crime Spotter also reports that the following arrests were by SAPS in June

5 x Possession of dagga
1 x Possession of Mandrax
1 x Assault GBH
1 x Murder
8 x Warrant of Arrest
6 x Housebreakin and theft
3 x Theft
1 x Driving under the influence
1 x House Breakin with intent unknown
3 x drunk & disorderly

Detectives visiting this scribe yesterday advised they had also arrested the guys who decided to remove my binoculars from my UNLOCKED car (be warned) which Shaun Tessendorf thankfully found my binoculars in the bush, obviously discarded in the thieves’ haste to escape Shaun and  his and the Cape St Francis Resort’s security team. Thanks Shaun.

The police also advised they had arrested a well-known criminal with 2 accomplishes for the break ins at the Cape St Francis Resort and if anyone is missing the items below please contact SAPS in St Francis Bay

We in St Francis are very fortunate to have an extremely proactive police contingent well supported by an Calibre and SMHART.

With this increase there is nothing more to say other than to be diligent and make sure you don’t make these thieving B@5T@*% efforts any easier by being lax on your security.

Stolen items