18 Jun 2017, Brackenfell: Partnership policing led to the arrest of a 37-year-old man in the early hours of this morning.
Brackenfell neighbourhood watch members called for help from police over the neighbourhood watch radio regarding a bakkie that had just been stolen in Dirkie Street, Protea Heights, Brackenfell.
SAPS and a local security company responded immediately. The stolen vehicle was being followed by neighbourhood watch members on the R300.
A 37-year-old suspect, who was on a motorcycle, was found in possession of implements used for stealing of motor vehicles.
The second suspect, driving the stolen bakkie, left the bakkie on the R300 and ran away on foot. The stolen bakkie was then recovered.
This success can be attributed to the good co-operation between neighbourhood watch structures, security companies and SAPS members from Brackenfell. The suspect will appear in court on Monday, 19 July 2017.
ANOTHER DIRKIE UYS INCIDENT:
The second incident in Dirkie Uys street a resident heard a noise outside at around 03h45. The husband got up after hearing a noise down stairs and saw 2 males outside the lounge window.
He shouted at them but they were not perturbed, threw a concrete umbrella stand through the lounge window, jumped in and stole a TV & DvD player and escaped over the complex wall.
IN A SEPARATE INCIDENT:
In the early hours of Saturday morning, elderly residents who reside in one of the streets within Schabort drive, Eversdal were assaulted, robbed and then tied up.