Media release from SAPS Diepriver


Western Cape: On 2017-11-14 at about 15:00 a male complainant was conducting business at a local bed shop on Main Road, Plumstead. Two African male suspects entered the store and tied up the complainant and demanded cash. No other staff was present in the store. Two cell phones belonging to the complainant and an undisclosed amount of cash were taken. No shots were fired. No injuries sustained. A case of Business Robbery is being investigated by Diep River SAPS.

Anyone with information pertaining to the above can contact Detective Sergeant Agreement Jack on 021 710 7349 or Diep River SAPS on 021 710 7300 (switch board).

On 2017-11-17 at about 19:30 a local business store was robbed on the corners Lourier Road and Victoria Road, Southfield. Two coloured male suspects entered the store where one of the suspects pretending to buy a cold drink. The second suspect then went behind the counter pulled out a firearm and held up the shop patron and his brother.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken as well as the shop patron’s cellphone. The suspects fled on foot direction towards the M5 Highway. No shots were fired and no injuries. A case of Business Robbery is being investigated by Diep River SAPS.

Anyone with information pertaining to the above can contact Detective Constable Ivan Sonnenberg on 021 710 7355 or Diep River SAPS on 021 710 7300 (switchboard).



Diep River SAPS in conjunction with Diep River SAPS Community Police Forum (CPF) have embarked on a campaign for 16 Days of Activism. An Imbizo will be held at Westcott Primary School on the 25th of November 2017 for the start of the campaign times from 09:00 until 14:00. The purpose of this Imbizo is to raise awareness for those suffering from abuse through different forms of domestic violence.

What is the purpose/function of a Community Policing Forum (CPF)?

Community Policing Forums (CPF) were set up to involve all local stakeholders and key organisations in local policing. They meet regularly with the officers in charge of the local police station and discuss problems and solutions to crime in their area. The adoption of community policing did not only turn around the crime situation, but changed the way the SAPS addresses crime.

For community policing to be successful, it is important for members of the community to realise and accept that they also have a social and moral obligation to assist and support the SAPS in the fight against crime, and other forms of social disorder. With the support and involvement of the community, the police will be in a position to meet the safety and security needs of the country.

Community organisations and development workers have to cooperate with Community Policing Forums to mobilise community support in the fight against crime.

This includes:

  • Identifying crime hot spots and informing the police about problems
  • Reporting any information on wanted suspects and illegal firearms
  • Visiting schools with the SAPS to speak to learners and teachers
  • Running Education and awareness campaigns on the community’s role to fight crime
  • Mobilising civil society organisations to become active members of the community police forum
  • Supporting the police in crime prevention initiatives
  • Monitoring police service delivery
  • Providing possible solutions or alternatives to constantly strengthen partnerships and improve service delivery.

Community participation and support in the fight against crime – can save lives.

Various structures and role players working with Diep River SAPS and the CPF will be represented at this Imbizo.  Diep River SAPS and CPF encourage all – young and old – to come and join us to find out how you can become involved within your community by participating in efforts to reduce crime to zero.

Any queries please do not hesitate to contact Constable Zak Marais on 021 710 7314 / 079 894 0105.


Diep River SAPS would like to remind members of the community safe guard tips regarding the black municipal wheelie bins.

Pointers to consider:

  • Place your wheelie bin out on the morning of collections only and not the night before.
  • Criminals use these wheelie bins if left out the night before for various things eg. Carrying of stolen goods, a ladder to assist in climbing over high walls.
  • Paint your street name and number on the bin – make it your own (paint a colour onto it)
  • Vagrants use these bins to make fires with on cold nights to help keep warm as the plastic burns for a longer period of time.
  • If you cannot place your bin out on time for day of collection, arrange with your neighbours to assist each other and vice versa – one week you place out they bring in, etc.


Diep River SAPS would like to thank all community partnerships, SAPS reservists, neighbourhood watches, law enforcement, law enforcement auxiliaries and security service providers for their continued fight against crime. We are blessed to be working with such committed people from within the community. Keep up the good work.

SAPS CRIME STOP: 08600 10111


DIEP RIVER SAPS: 021 710 7314


 Cst Z.D Marais

Sector 1 Commander / Corporate Communication


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Tel: 021 710 7314 / Cell: 079 894 0105

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