Crowbar burglars strike in several suburbs

After a lull, it seems crowbar burlgars are back in Goodwood, Parow, Monte Vista and Plattekloof Glen, with a sudden spate of forced entries in these suburbs. On a single day, on Wednesday June 29, three suspected crowbar intrusions were reported across these suburbs.

District Watch reported on Facebook that its officers had arrived at a house in Blythwood Road, Plattekloof Glen, at 3.49pm to find the front gate and door forced open, after a neighbour reported a burglary.

Goodwood police spokesman Captain Waynne Theunis said police were investigating a burglary. The culprits are still at large.

On the same day, the front door and gate at a home in in De La Fontaine Road, Plattekloof Glen were forced open, possibly by a crowbar, according to District Watch.

District Watch could not confirm what had been stolen, but said a white Audi SUV was involved. Goodwood police could not confirm this.

In a third incident, District Watch officers responded to a call-out at a house in Sitrien Close, Welgelegen, at 11.47am.

There was a forced entry through a small gate next to the garage. But the burglar had been unable to breach the front door.

Parow police station commander Colonel Gert Nel said police were investigating a case of malicious damage to property.

* On Tuesday June 28, a crowbar was used to breach the front gate and door of a Cycad Crescent home in Glenwood, at about 3pm, according to the Tygerdal and Glenwood Neighbourhood Watch WhatsApp group. The same home had been hit a week earlier. Police are investigating, said Captain Theunis.

* The front door of a Barnard Street home in Monte Vista was forced open on Wednesday June 15, according to District Watch. A TV and a safe containing money were stolen. Goodwood police could not confirm the incident.

A Theal Street home in Parow North was burgled on Thursday June 9, according to District Watch. An officer who arrived at the house at 2.39pm found the front door and safety gate forced open. A flat-screen TV, computer and power tools had been stolen.

Colonel Nel said the case was not crowbar-related and the police were investigating.