Wynberg: crime hot spots 6 April – 4 May 2015

Below is a summary of crime incidents in Wynberg West between 6 April and 4 May. You can scroll down to see the various maps and summaries or click on the topics below to jump to each summary and map.

Vehicle thefts

Thefts from vehicles

Common robberies

Aggravated robberies

Burglaries of businesses

Residential burglaries

Vehicle thefts and attempted vehicle thefts

4 car theft hot spots

Hot spots: Vehicle thefts and attempted vehicle thefts in Wynberg. The position of the number does not mark the exact spot of the crime, but the street where the crime occurred.

  1. Mortimer Road Sunday 12 April
  2. Wellington Road Tuesday evening 14 April: Toyota Corolla
  3. Pick n Pay parking area Week of 27 April: Hyundai bakkie
  4. Victoria Hospital parking area Saturday evening 2 May: Fiat Uno

Thefts and attempted thefts from vehicles

map of hotspots where things were stolen from cars

Hot spots: Thefts and attempted thefts from vehicles in Wynberg. The position of the number does not mark the exact spot of the crime, but the street where the crime occurred.

There has been a tremendous increase in theft from cars in Wynberg, about threefold since the last time we wrote about Wynberg’s crime hot spots. Read why and how to prevent it from happening to you.

1. Main Road Wednesday evening 8 April
2. Electric Road Thursday morning 9 April
3. Riverstone Road Saturday night/Sunday morning 11/12 April
4. Langley Road Saturday night 11 April
5. Mortimer Road Sunday afternoon 12 April
6. Aliwal Road Sunday evening 12 April
7. Church Street Monday morning 13 April
8. Sylvan Road Monday early morning 13 April
9. Devonshire Road Tuesday afternoon or night 14 April
10. Fleming Road Wednesday morning 15 April
11. Cogill Road Wednesday night 15 April
12. Crescent Road Thursday night 16 April
13. Riverstone Road Friday evening 17 April
14. Lonsdale Road Sunday morning 18 April
15. Electric Road Sunday night 18 April
16. Oak Avenue Monday night 20 April
17. Cogill Street Monday night 20 April
18. Lester Road Monday evening 20 April
19. Lower Church Road Tuesday morning 21 April
20. Piers Road Tuesday evening 21 April
21. Seaview Road Tuesday night 21 April
22. Wellington Avenue Friday evening 24 April
23. Cogill Road Friday night 24 April (windscreen wipers stolen)
24. Main Road Friday morning 24 April
25. Maynard Road Saturday afternoon 25 April
26. Benjamin Road Saturday daytime 25 April
27. Silverlea Road Sunday night 26 April
28. Main Road Monday evening 27 April
29. Camp Road Monday afternoon 27 April
30. Main Road Tuesday morning 28 April
31. Main Road Thursday afternoon 30 April
32. Ebor Road Sunday night 3 May

Common robberies (no weapon used)

Map of robbery hot spots

Hot spots: Common robberies in Wynberg. The position of the number does not mark the exact spot of the crime, but the street where the crime occurred.

1.  Maynard Mall Thursday 9 April: victim was robbed of bag with contents to the value of R2 790
2. Station Road Monday 20 April: victim robbed of cellphone
3. Main Road Tuesday 28 April: victim robbed of her bag
4. Main Road Friday morning 1 May: victim robbed of her bag

Aggravated robberies (with weapon)

Map of aggravated hotspot robberies in Wynberg

Hot spots: Aggravated robberies in Wynberg. The position of the number does not mark the exact spot of the crime, but the street where the crime occurred.

1. Station Road Saturday afternoon 18 April: victim robbed of cell phone
2. Constantia Road Monday evening 20 April: victim robbed of cellphone
3. Main Road Saturday evening 18 April
4. Wittebome Station Monday night 20 April
5. Main Road Tuesday evening 21 April
6. Dinsley Road Friday evening 24 April
7. Main Road Friday early morning 1 May: victim robbed of cellphone

Actual and attempted burglaries of businesses

Map of hotspots where business burglaries occurred

Hot spots: Attempted and actual business burglaries in Wynberg. The position of the number does not mark the exact spot of the crime, but the street where the crime occurred.

1. Main Road Monday night 6 April
2. Aliwal Road Sunday night 12 April
3. Main Road Weekend of 11-12 April
4. Main Road Thursday night 16 April

Attempted and actual residential burglaries

Map of hotspots of Wynberg april house burglaries

Hot spots: Attempted and actual house burglaries in Wynberg. The position of the number does not mark the exact spot of the crime, but the street where the crime occurred.

1. Wellington Avenue Easter weekend
2. Alphen Hill Road Weekend of Saturday 4-Monday 6 April
3. Aliwal Road Friday 24 April night
4. Aliwal Road Monday night 20 April
5. Orient Road Monday noon 20 April
6. Riverstone Road Friday night 24 April
7. Wolfe Street Tuesday night 21 April
8. Mortimer Road Workers’  Day weekend

Alerts from Wynberg residents

Hot spot map of complaints

1. Bardia Road, Plumstead. A man in a silver car exposed himself to an 11-year old girl walking home to Wynberg from school at 3 pm Wednesday 28 April
2. Wilson Road On Sunday 25 April a man rang doorbells in the area, claiming to be from Chubb security doing a survey in Wynberg – Chubb could not verify.
3. Devonshire Road A man was masturbating at the canal and made lewd suggestions to a woman walking past

SOURCES: Wynberg SAPS weekly crime reports; reports by residents on various Facebook groups

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