Homeless man kills another

2015-09-08 06:00
Wynberg Police has reported an increase in theft out of motor vehicles. They are urging residents to be vigilant at all times. 

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Wynberg Police has reported an increase in theft out of motor vehicles. They are urging residents to be vigilant at all times. PHOTO: astrid februarie

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A homeless man is being charged for murder after stabbing a fellow homeless person in Kenilworth last week.

Warrant officer Silvino Davids, spokesperson of the Wynberg police station, says the incident occurred behind the BP garage on the corner of Wetton Road and Rosmead Avenue.

“The homeless man was stabbed after an argument ensued between himself and another man. The incident occurred on Saturday 29 August,” he says.

Davids says the suspect fled the scene,but through investigations was picked up in Philippi.

“The suspect was charged with murder and appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court,” he says.

. Meanwhile, police say the number of cases of theft out of cars reported were almost double from last month.

“This is of great concern to the police. However, we continue to urge residents to remove their belongings from their vehicles to deter opportunistic criminals from committing a crime,” he says.

The items reported stolen include GPSs, iPads, laptops, car radios, a guitar in its case and a complete car music system.

“Many of these incidents occurred during the day and a few during the late eve­nings. However, residents and the public need to ensure that they secure their valuables at all times,” Davids says.

. Police also reported seven robberies, two of which involved the victims being threatened with firearms. These robberies occurred in Castletown Road and Brody Road.

“The robberies occur in areas where it is quiet and when people are usually walking alone. They occur during the day during off-peak hours when there is less traffic and less foot traffic,” he says.

Davids says one car was stolen and there was an attempt to steal a car in Kenilworth about two weeks ago.

“We urge residents to keep a close eye on their cars and to report suspicious people and behaviour in an effort to deter criminals from attempting to steal their cars,” he says.

Davids adds that there were about 12 house break-ins reported in the Kenilworth area about two weeks ago.

“These house break-ins occurred during various times of the day. Police will continue to monitor and patrol all the areas to deter criminal activity,” he says

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