Galway Street is Scottburgh’s crime hot-spot

(Credit: Times Live)

IT should come as no surprise that Galway Street has been one of the worst hit roads in Scottburgh, with direct access to the golf course, as well as two derelict and abandoned properties situated one street up.

Three cases of house-breaking and one of attempted housebreaking have been registered for investigation by the SAP. All occurred on the same day.

During the early hours of January 17, a homeowner was woken up by the sound of her dogs barking.

“A man wearing dark clothes was running from a house in Galway Street carrying a television set,” said Port Shepstone SAPS communications officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid.

The intruder had gained access to the property through a window which had been left open. An iPad and PlayStation were also stolen.

Later during the morning, at around 9.15am, a woman saw people tampering with a window at her home. “She shouted and pressed the panic button. A neighbour then chased after the two suspects,” said Lt.-Col. Wiid.

Unfortunately, they managed to get away.

At a separate property also in Galway Street, owners were woken up by a sound and discovered that their house had been broken into. A laptop and cellphone had been stolen.


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Juan Venter

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