📌Advisory regarding ATM scams:
After several ATM scammings at Sediba Plaza atms we entered into discussions with the management there.
Several individuals have also posted complaints on fb.
I recommended to them that security guards should be posted on a continuous basis at the ATMs.
Sediba management did indeed post guards there only to discover that some community members were chasing guards away. The guards have been purposely posted there to safeguard the public whilst drawing cash.
Some information has been obtained about scammers targetting these ATMs and has been handed over to Police for further investigation.
The golden rule at any ATM is not to accept help from anyone. If your card cannot enter the slot, go to another one. These slots are sometimes deliberately jammed by scammers.
If there is a suspect group loitering around an ATM, rather use one at another location.
In general there very few incidences at Sediba currently.
The CPF together with Police and Sediba management are currently closely monitoring the situation.
Romano vd Spuy
24 Augustus 2020
Car thieves are once again targetting Hartbeespoortdam area.
Commencing Friday 21st August to Sunday 23rd August 2020, five motor vehicles were stolen over the weekend.
A silver Toyota Yaris was stolen at Village Mall complex, whilst a blue Renault Sandero was stolen in Scott St in addition to a grey Toyota Yaris stolen outside a pub in Schoemansville.
On Saturday an orange coloured Toyota Etios was stolen at a venue on Melodie plots whilst on Sunday a white Ford Ranger was stolen from a restuarant in the Broederstroom area.
We urge shopping complexes to beef up security and request community members to be more vigilant by not parking in isolated areas.
Please report any suspect vehicles and/or persons to security and Police as well as neighbourhood watches.
Romano v d Spuy
According to latest reports, nine farm attacks occurred from last Friday to Sunday whereby five murders were purpetrated in South Africa. The recent one being a couple and their daughter whom were kidnapped in Hartswater Northern Cape whereby four arrests have been made after it was determined all three were murdered.
We make an urgent plea to all residents on farms and smallholdings in Hartbeespoortdam rural areas to join their respective rural safety structures and the CPF. It is important to be alert at all times and to upgrade your safety structures. In this manner we can fight the current scourge of farm attacks and farm murders.
Life is prescious therefore it is imperative that we all hold hands in the fight against farm attacks.
Romano v d Spuy.
South African Police Service
Office of the Provisional Commissioner North West
All communities being serviced by the Hartbeespoortdam police station are advised that this police station is currently closed due to one of its member having tested positive for the Covid-19.
The Community Service Centre will now be operating from the station’s boardroom as a contingency.
The old police station contact details are not working but the station can be reached at the following number: 0609875533
The police station building is currently undergoing decontamination while members that have come in contact with the infected member are undergoing screening and testing. The community will be informed when the station will be operational again.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) management apologises for any inconvenience caused.
CPF Hartbeespoortdam – Farewell Col Jannie van der Walt
19 June 2020
It is with a great deal of nostalgia and regret that we take leave of Hartbeespoortdam Station Commander Col Jannie van der Walt at the end of June 2020. Col vd Walt will be leaving the services of the SAPS to go on pension after almost 39 years of loyal and unbroken service.
During his career he spent two years each at Lathlabile and Mabopane Police stations and rest were at Hartbeespoortdam where he rose through the ranks to become station commander.
A great deal of success was achieved during these years and he played a pivotal role in ensuring that Hartbeespoortdam became a safer place for its residents. His guidance and constant advice also assisted in making our CPF one of the best in South Africa.
Col Jannie will always be remembered as a man that worked strictly to the book and had a considerable knowledge of Police Law. He played a major role in addressing serious crime issues and was always available to assist and give advice when it was needed.
We salute you Col Jannie and offer our sincere gratitude for your lifetime of service excellence to our residents.
Your considerable contribution will be long remembered by all whom have had the priviledge of crossing your path.
We wish you well in the years ahead.
Romano van der Spuy
Brits police officer tests positive for Covid-19
11th May 2020
A Brits police officer has tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, 9 May, and the Brits police station has been temporarily closed.
Brig Vish Naidoo, national spokesperson for police, confirmed on Monday that a female Warrant Officer at Brits police informed her commander on Saturday that she had tested positive for Covid-19 during a routine check up.
“She also indicated that her doctor advised her to do a second test which she did and the result is awaited. The station has been evacuated and it is currently undergoing a decontamination process,” Naidoo said.
He said three police members who had been in close contact with the Warrant Officer, and who are suspected to be at risk, have also been tested. The police members are two Captains and a Lieutenant Colonel at the police station.
“A (police) tent will be erected in Court Street in Brits from where the public will be assisted.” Calls to the Brits police station will be redirected to the Hartbeespoort police station from where it will be directed to the Brits police patrol vehicles.
Special Report on COVID-19 regarding CPF meetings and engagements:
The Secretary General of National CPFs has directed that all CPF and sub-structure meetings whether public or committee meetings will cancelled until the end of April 2020 or thereafter as prescribed by the President of RSA in order to control the spread of COVID-19 virus.
Romano vd Spuy
All enquiries can be directed to myself at 083 5143014.
Special Report 2020 02 21: Arrest of shoplifters at Village Mall:
At around 15:00 this afternoon, two alert car guards at Village Mall Hartbeespoort, spotted alleged suspects carrying large bags in phase one parking area.
Security was immediately alerted whereby two male suspects and female suspect was apprehended in possession of suspected stolen clothing.
The clothing was later identified as being stolen from Truworths and MrPrice Village Mall as well as clothing stolen from shopping centres in Pretoria.
Well done to the car guards at Village Mall. Excellent work.
Romano v d Spuy
Advisory 2020 01 29 – Mounted Unit
Rustenburg Mounted Unit are currently deployed in Hartbeespoortdam, for this week, consisting of 8 horses and Police riders.
Today they are operating in the Broederstroom area.
The Police visibility is highly appreciated and we thank all those members for doing a valuable job in our area.
At midday today they were photographed at Islands Shopping Mall near Peacanwood.
Thanks guys for your efforts.
Romano v d Spuy