Warnings to motorcycle owners

Durbanville police have warned about an increase in the theft of motorcycles.

Police spokesman Lieutenant Marchell Rhode says three motorcycles have been stolen since February. “Two scooters were stolen in two separate incidents in Stellenberg Ridge and Sonstraal Heights, and a motor cycle in Kenridge.”

The incidents are reportedly taking place at night. Lieutenant Rhode has called on owners to secure their motorcycles and scooters. The public is encouraged to report any suspicious activity to the police station. No arrests have been made yet.

* A house in Ridgeworth, Bellville, was burgled on Monday April 11, at around 4.30pm. Bassett Alarm officials were dispatched to the house and on inspection they found that a rear window pane had been removed.

Bellville police spokeswoman Major Fienie Nimb confirmed the incident.

“The window was removed to gain entry into the home, where jewellery and camera equipment was stolen.” No arrests have been made.

* A group of 10 cyclists were allegedly attacked on the R312 to Lichtenberg Road on Friday morning, April 15.

A post on the Fisantekraal Animal Welfare’s (FAW) Facebook page claimed the cyclists managed to fight back with pepper spray and even hit back using their bikes and were left unharmed.

However, Durbanville police spokesman Lieutenant Marchell Rhode told Northern News the incident was not reported at their station.