Newsletter 30 April 2021

Dear Residents,  

We have had 2 armed robberies in 2 of our local restaurants in the last 3 weeks.  We are sending our thoughts and support to all those who were impacted by these traumatic events.  Please reach out if you need any help

Tips on what to do during an armed robbery:

  1. Remain calm. Do only what is demanded.
  2. Raise your hands and don’t move. If you must move, tell them what you are going to do. Ensure they can always see your hands.
  3. Don’t have a discussion with them. Don’t try to change their mind. Speak only if spoken to. Answer in a confident voice and with short sentences.
  4. Keep them informed. Ensure there are no surprises.
  5. Give them what they demand. 

Remembering the following characteristics will help immensely, but please avoid eye contact:

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Hair 
  • Clothing, what shoes they are wearing
  • Weapon (size, type, etc.)
  • Other distinctive signs (scars, tattoos, accent) or specific odours (alcohol, tobacco).

What did they touch?  This could assist the police in lifting fingerprints.

Do not give chase when the suspects take off. Note the direction of their getaway and a description of their vehicle, if applicable (licence plate number, make and colour of vehicle). Next, activate the alarm system and call the police.

REMEMBER:  To please report all crimes at the Police Station, no matter how small.  This is vital to give us a clearer picture of what is happening in our area. 

REMINDER: Please log any complaints through the city’s Service Requests channels  https://eservices1.capetown.gov.za/coct/wapl/zsreq_app/index.html
This can be if a street light/s needs fixing or you see potholes, water leaks, dumping of litter,  squatters, drainage issues etc.  Please log it!

Har-Lyn neighbourhood watch is needing support and looking for patrollers.  Please consider signing up with them to help keep us all safer.  https://www.harlynwatch.org.za/

Ashley Hammond enjoying the Friends of Harfield Parks’ Easter Egg Hunt in Hampstead park.

CRIME REPORT :  (Please note that we are not allowed to report specifics)
Reported by Fidelity ADT: 19 April – 26 April 2021
No incidents reported.

Incidents reported to SAPS: 
No information available at present.

FIDELITY ADT PATROL CARS: 19 April – 26 April 2021
The two dedicated vehicles for the HVCID have either D19 or D20 on the back of the vehicle

Mileage per vehicle:       
D19: 2010
D20: 2157
 
Call outs per vehicle: 
D19:  23                                                         
D20:  56 

Please follow these basic guidelines if you need help or need to alert someone urgently…
Call: Police 10111 and Fidelity ADT Emergency: 086 1212 301
Also call Har-Lyn Neighbourhood Watch: 071 802 2454 (Please hold on the line if no-one answers right away, as it will forward through to F-ADT).

OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS:
Police (National): 10111, Police (Claremont): 021 657 2250
Police Sector 1 Manager – W.O. Colin Geneke: 079 894 1555
HVCID Manager – Jen Rowe: 081 412 6109 (9am – 5pm Mon to Fri) / admin@hvcid.co.za

City of Cape Town Emergency Services (When life or property is endangered by fire, accidents, natural disasters etc.): From mobile: 112; From Landline: 107
Metro Police & Traffic: 0860 765 423

Please always phone to check the credentials of people saying they are from the Council before letting them in! 

Tel: Leandre Layman 062 460 6906.

Recycling:
PPG Recyclers, Kadar: 0618390530
Oasis: 021 6712698   
Wynberg Waste drop off: 0860 103 089   
Recycle Rachel:  082 292 1588
Kool Waste: Barry 072 129 5787

Please Stay Safe and enjoy the weekend!

Kind regards,
Jen Rowe and the HVCID team

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