Seems criminals are not put off by lots of rain.
Yesterday afternoon Savika responded to a panic and alarm from a complex in Tana road. An armed robbery was in progress. When the lookout for the suspects saw the Savika vehicles he notified his accomplices and sped off. The suspects cut the electric fence and jumped into the complex next door.
All the Savika reaction vehicles and managers responded and searched every unit of the complex next door. First they found the firearm and in another unit found the 2 suspects hiding in a garden shed.
They were arrested and Sandton saps took them away. We believe the victim was beaten as she fought with the suspects. She was admitted to Waterfall Hospital, has some injuries but will be fine. We wish her a speedy recovery, both physically and emotionally.
Thanks to the residents who pressed their panic and a very big thank you to the Savika Reaction officers. They were thorough and did not give up until they had searched everywhere. It could have been so much worse if they had not been so swift. Without the arrest these monsters would soon be terrorising someone else. We have subsequently identified the vehicle used and expect more arrests to follow.
Lots of rewards going to be paid out by Sunninghill Community to this entire awesome team
The word “community” can be defined as “a group of people living in the same place or having something in common”.
We are very aware of how fortunate we are to have the “community” we have in Sunninghill. With your, our members ongoing support we are able to do the work we care so deeply about with people we care so deeply for. As we come to the end of 2016, the words that come to mind are “thank you.” This has been an interesting and different year. In a tough economy with crime on the increase and politics everywhere you look, we have remained strong partners. Partners in keeping crime down, keeping unwanted illegal developers out and keeping our vision for our suburb alive.
“Creating a great place to live, work & relax in a secure and beautiful environment”
The Sunninghill Community Ratepayers Board and Sunninghill Gardens Committee wishes all our “family” a safe and enjoyable New Year’s Eve and join you in welcoming in 2017. May 2017 bring us all health, safety, prosperity and our loved ones around us to share and enjoy with.
Linda Gildenhuys – Chairman
ARREST IN SUNNINGHILL
By now many of you would have via social media heard about the arrest at The Core in Sunninghill yesterday afternoon.
I quote from the Sandton Community Police Forum: “An achievement of excellence by Sandton SAPS and JMPD today, with keen observation, solid detective work and detailed intelligence leading to the arrest of 4 suspects in Sunninghill in the basement parking of a local shopping centre. R5 weapons, bullet proof vests, a jamming device and false licence plates were recovered from the scene. One of the arrested is a SAPS Most Wanted Suspect who is now off our streets. This is outstanding work by Sandton SAPS, JMPD and all role-players. The Sandton CPF extends its gratitude and thanks to these men and women who work so hard to keep our community and country safe.’ Continue reading
Every year we are requested to submit requirements to the City Councils Integrated Development Plan (IDP). This is a very important process that enables us as a community to submit requirements that can improve the infrastructure and beautification of our suburb.
Attached is an input form for you to record such requirements. Please complete the form and return them to the Sunninghill Community office at Suncommunity@iafrica.com. We will then consolidate all the requirements and then submit on your behalf.
This is a very important process so please give it your serious commitment.
A reminder of the Sunninghill Community Festival this weekend. The ladies have worked incredibly hard and this promises to be the best one yet! There will be in the vicinity of 30 market stalls, beer tent and band, entertainment for the kids and FOR THOSE RUGBY FANS – we have organised a big screen TV so that you can watch the Springboks beat the Wallabies.
Come and enjoy the day with us.
This Saturday 10h30 – 16h00
Sunninghill Gardens Park off Kitui / Kitale and Kisumu Roads
WARNING: Please take note that this criminal below who performed a robbery in Sunninghill some time back has hit again, this time in Rivonia (Edenburg). He approaches people on foot under the guise of asking for directions, then pulls out a firearm and robs them. If you should see this bike in Sunninghill please call Savika on 0861 728 452 immediately. The delivery box on the back of the black bike does not have any markings but you can see that there were stickers on it previously. The bike was stolen in Mondeor some 3 months ago.
There has been an increase in this type of crime all over Sandton. In this case the suspect is using this bike, in other cases they are in cars. They drive around looking for someone walking along the road or at a bus stop, talking on their phones. They pull up, grab the phone or other belongings and before you know it have jumped back into their vehicle as sped off. Please try not to carry your phone in your hand or use it when walking.
WARNING: The Rivonia Interchange has become a crime HOTSPOT. Be wary of anyone on foot at all off-ramps and onramps. The off-ramp from Pretoria/East Rand seems to be a problem specifically in the early morning. In the past week there were two incidents of smash and grabs, one on a Tuesday at 05h50 and Wednesday at 06h00. There was also a smash and grab on Wednesday at 20h00.
WARNING: Follow from shopping centre robberies (driveway robberies) continues to haunt Johannesburg Northern suburbs. Please make sure you are not being followed and avoid drawing large amounts of cash at bank or wearing expensive jewellery.
WARNING: Theft out of motor vehicles continues to be a problem at all shopping centres. Please ensure you do not leave any valuables in your car and do not let anyone see you putting anything in your boot or removing anything. A number of these crimes we see criminals tampering with the door lock or breaking a window and opening the boot to remove valuables.
Sunninghill Community was very pleased to be able to issue a reward and certificate of excellence to Officer Zikhale from Savika Armed Response this morning.
Officer Zikhale single handedly chased and arrested a criminal who he came across in the process of cable theft outside San Lorenzo complex this morning.
Cable theft has become a huge problem and we are thrilled with this Reaction Officers swift action. This is the second time this officer has arrested a criminal in our suburb.
WELL DONE SAVIKA