IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE – Date: 2017-01-16 – Weekly crime wrap, Diep River

IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE  –  Date: 2017-01-16  –  Weekly crime wrap, Diep River

Western Cape:  Western Cape:   On Monday, 2017/01/09 at 12.35 a coloured male, age 26 years old, residing in Steenberg  was apprehended after Diep River police together with external partners managed to link suspect found, to statement given by a witness. Suspect broke window of complainant’s vehicle in order in steal out of vehicle. Case of Attempted theft out of motor vehicle has been opened and is under investigation.

On Wednesday, 2017/01/11 at approximately 15.00, three unknown black males robbed the complainant of her silver Volvo and cell phone after being pointed with what seemed to be a firearm, in Constantia. Collaboration between the Diep River police and external partners, found the vehicle abandoned in Hanover Park on the same the day. Case has been opened for Hijacking and is under investigation. No Arrests has been made yet.

On Thursday, 2017/01/12 at 08.50 two coloured males aged 25 and 29 years old , one residing in Park wood the other with no fixed address, were apprehended in Plumstead, after they attempted to rob the complainant of his cell phone. The complainant alerted the security, after the suspects stabbed him under his arm with a knife. The suspects were identified to the Diep River police by the complainant, and were thereafter arrested. Case of Attempted Robbery and Assault GBH is under investigation.

On Friday, 2017/01/13 at 12.34 a white male, age 35 years old, with no fixed address was found in the drive way of the complainant’s property, in Plumstead, holding personal items belonging to her. Diep River police were contacted. On arrival the suspect was searched by the police and the complainant’s house key which was lost on a previous occasion was found in his possession. The suspect was arrested by Diep River police.  A case of Housebreaking and theft is under investigation

On the same day at approximately 16.15 while Diep River police were on crime combatting patrols the police members came across a veld fire on the corner of Prince George and De Waal Road Southfield. The Fire Department was contacted and the blaze was brought under control.

On Saturday, 2017/01/14, at 18.40, collaboration between Diep River saps and security providers produced the arrest, of a black male, age 25 years old, residing in Gugulethu, after he threatened complainant with knife and robbed him of cash, in Constantia. Case of Robbery with weapon other than firearm was opened and is under investigation.

This week 2017/01/09 to 2017/01/15   33 suspects were arrested, for various offenses such as Possession of drugs, Possession of stolen goods, Theft, Assault GBH, Reckless and negligent driving, Assault common, Housebreaking and theft, Theft of motor vehicle, Robbery aggravated and Drunk and driving.

Diep River police members together with external partners held two crime combatting operations where two searches were implemented on a premise, at different stages. Fines the values of R10 800.00 were issued for Road transgressions and nine vehicles searched.


Sergeant AB Gordon

SAPS Diep River

Corporate Communication

Contact number: 021 710 7309  /  Fax2e-mail: 086 481 1679 / 086 774 6441

E-mail :



Message from CVWA –


Request from resident – Good afternoon, I wonder if you can help me.  Early in December 2016,  I found a wedding and engagement ring set whilst walking in Groot Constantia Vineyards off Pagasvlei Road.  I contacted Groot Constantia and the Estate Manager  checked with their employees and no one had lost anything. Judging by its condition, it might have been lying in the dirt for a while.  A friend put a notice on the Constantia FB page but nothing came to light.  I thought it might have fallen off a chain or out a pocket. Are you able to put anything like this on your community pages? I can be contacted on this email address.  An accurate description will be required for claim it. Many thanks, Helen Meiring –


Thank you to our volunteer Law Enforcement officials. During December they issued in excess of R100,000 worth of fines for contravention of various bylaws and traffic related offences. They have been instrumental in assisting with various taxi issues, illegal hawkers and trading and LPR responses.


Yesterday a contributing Constantia Watch resident called Constantia Watch, in a panic as her cell phone with her “life” on it had been mislaid. The Constantia Watch SRT was able to track and find the phone for her lying in the bushes on the side of a road in Constantia. How it got to be there is anyone’s guess – but she and her pink i-phone are now re-united. Thanks SRT.