After having unbelievably low crime statistics over the past few months, Sunninghill this past week had a number of incidents occur.
• On Sunday morning while driving down Nanyuki Road the Savika Sector Manager saw an individual walking at the side of the road carrying what appeared to be a very heavy black bin bag. He stopped to question the individual only to find out that he was carrying stolen goods. The Reaction Manager called for backup and arrested this individual and two others who were walking just ahead of him. The Saps were called and the suspects admitted to having committed a house breaking but would not say where. After driving around Sunninghill Park and Sunninghill Estates with the suspects for some time without any joy the suspects were taken to the police station and charged with being in possession of stolen goods. Later on Sunday night a resident of Sunninghill Estates who had been away for the weekend phoned the Savika Control room to inform them that he had been broken into. Paul Kruger from Savika escorted the resident to the police station where all his property was recovered and the case changed to House Breaking. Once again Savika have proved themselves as being not only a good Security Provider to Sunninghill but as being pro-active in stopping crime. One of the suspects was linked to another housebreaking that occurred in Parkmore recently. Well done Savika
• On Sunday at around midday a resident of Sunninghill Park was a victim of a driveway robbery in Airdlin road. The victims had been shopping at Sandton City and it is suspected that they were followed home. The suspects stole the victim’s diamond ring, cellphone, purse etc. They were driving a red golf GTI with mag wheels and a grey decal on the right hand driver door and escaped along Rivonia Road heading towards Malindi road next to Leeukop Prison. All information has been handed to the Saps and our contacts at Sandton City for investigation.
• On Tuesday at around 11h20 a resident of Sunninghill Estates saw suspects lifting her gate to her home and reversing their car into the property. She set off her alarm and the suspects fled in a silver Mercedes Benz.
• This morning at around 06h45 four suspects tried to commit an armed robbery at Builders Warehouse in Witkoppen Road. Unfortunately at this time a customer entered the shop and was shot dead by one of the suspects. We have heard that one suspect was arrested by the Sandton Saps. Our thanks to the Sandton Police for responding so swiftly and their efficient actions that resulted in this arrest. We have no doubt with one suspect behind bars the others will soon be arrested. Although we are not aware as to who the customer was that was killed – the community of Sunninghill extends their condolences to the family of this gentleman. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.