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LCA CPF PATROLS / LGV GPF PATROLLIES

In October 2017, a group of volunteers began patrolling the streets of Lynnwood North on Sunday’s.  Their vehicles are branded with the LCA CPF logo.  For month’s prior to this, Sunday’s used to be the favourite day for criminal activities.  Criminals would burgle homes while homeowners were at church or away for the day.  But when the men and women in our suburb started the patrols, all criminal activity on a Sunday, completely ceased.

All we ask, is that residents volunteer one hour of their time on a Sunday to assist with this highly successful initiative and to ensure a safer Lynnwood North for all who reside here. 

The patrols meet every Sunday from 07:00 on the c/o Kings Highway and Mimosa St.  Meet there on a Sunday to put your name down to join the patrols or contact Andrew van der Berg directly on 082 800 6240. 

Don’t hesitate!  Please join today!  With more volunteers the patrols can also take place on Saturday’s.

INSIDENT SONDAG, 3 AUGUSTUS 2014 TE OLD FORT ROAD, LYNNWOOD

Ons as gesin wil graag van hierdie geleentheid gebruik maak om ZAMBLI te bedank vir die uitstekende sekuriteits-diens in die  LYNNWOOD-woonbuurt.

Ons wil spesifiek vir JOHNNY en JACO baie dankie sê.   Hulle vinnige en pro-aktiewe optrede op Sondag-oggend 3 AUGUSTUS 2014 by ons woning te THE OLD FORT ROAD, LYNNWOOD het verseker ‘n potensiële inbraak verhoed.

ZAMBLI se sigbare patrolering van die buurt is vir ons as inwoners ‘n groot gemoedsrus en word baie waardeer.

 Dankbare Inwoner

ZAMBI CRIME ANALYSIS

CRIME ANALYSES

WE HAVE TAKEN SOME TIME TO STUDY AND FOLLOW UP ON THE LATEST CRIME WAVE, HOUSE ROBBERIES. WE HAVE ANALYZED FIVE ROBBERIES THAT TOOK PLACE IN PRETORIA DURING THE DAY. WE FIRSTLY LOOKED AT THE SIMILARITIES IN THESE CASES AND THEN ATTEMPTED RECREATE THE WHOLE SCENARIO IN AN ATTEMPT TO UNDERSTAND THE METHOD USED BY THE CRIMINALS AND TO SUPPLY THE PUBLIC WITH THE BEST CHANCE OF AVOIDING AND SURVIVING THESE INCIDENTS.

  1. IN ALL THE CASES STUDIED THE ROBBERY TOOK PLACE WHEN THE VICTIM ARRIVED HOME FROM A SHOPPING TRIP.
  2. IN ALL THE CASES THE VICTIM WAS WEARING EXPENSIVE JEWELLERY .( DIAMOND RINGS )
  3. IN ALL CASES THE CRIMINALS WENT FOR THE RINGS FIRST AND THEN ENQUIRED ABOUT MORE JEWELLERY ONLY AFTER THE FIRST WAVE OF ATTACK.
  4. IN ALL CASES OTHER PERSONS ON THE SCENE WERE DETAINED AND THEIR TARGET PERSON ( FEMALE ) INTIMIDATED TO SURRENDER MORE JEWELLERY AND VALUABLES.
  5. IN ALL CASES THESE CRIMINALS WERE VIOLENT AND POINT FIRE-ARMS BUT DO NOT REALLY HARM THEIR VICTIMS OTHER THAN FORCEFUL HANDLING AND THE TRAUMA THAT FOLLOWED THE INCIDENT.
  6. IN ALL CASES THE BASIC DESCRIPTION OF THE CRIME AND THE ACTIONS OF THE CRIMINALS ARE SIMILAR.
  7. WE STUDIED THE SHOPPING MALLS AND LAYOUT OF TWO OF THE MALLS IMPLICATED IN THREE OF THE ROBBERIES.

We assumed that the criminals will determine if a possible victim is worth following and is worth the risk before going through the trouble of planning a robbery. The criminals will study their victim and make sure that she fits the criteria. We went into the shopping malls to determine if we can identify possible victims that will be an easy and worth the while target. First step was to determine if our victim was worth the trouble. We quickly identified multiple targets that were wearing expensive rings with large diamonds. The two methods of doing this were by watching woman driving within the parking area. We could easily identify large diamond rings on their fingers as they had their hands on the steering wheel.  We then knew the vehicle and could wait for them to return from shopping and a second person could wait for them at the same entrance they entered (People tend to leave the parking area the same way they came in.) We could then follow the victim into the shop and we noticed that it was easy to identify expensive jewellery whilst the victim was pushing a trolley, handling groceries, paying at the checkout and other actions. We could easily follow the victim back to the vehicle and notify the pursuit vehicle when the victim is about to leave. We selected a few targets and could quickly determine if they are soft targets. We followed and targeted mostly ladies, the elderly and ladies who seemed to be soft mannered. It amazed us how many of these soft targets were wearing rings with an estimated value above R 50 000.00. Elderly people wearing Breightling watches, jewellery and gold earrings. All these people were followed to vehicles matching the value of their jewellery. This concludes that these people were worth the effort of following. Viewing footage in one of the malls we noticed an unknown man walking in front of the victim when she left the shop, looking around a few times at the victim an it appeared as if he was trying to make sure he was in front of the correct person. He could have been a spotter. Be aware the following people may be spotters for robbers: trolley assistants, people approaching to assist you with your groceries, beggars, other shoppers and mostly people loitering around the mall.

How do they do it? We are speculating that they have spotters within shopping malls who identify possible targets ( None of the suspicious persons identified in the malls could be linked to the crime scene )  This information is then communicated to a vehicle parked close by, this vehicle initiates the tracking of the target vehicle. (One of the victims noted a vehicle following her but this vehicle turned away at an intersection and she relaxed. She turned into her driveway to find a vehicle different to the one she noticed following her, rush in and the robbery followed.) The initial vehicle used in the tracking of the target vehicle will follow this vehicle and get the robbery vehicle in place to continue once it has turned away. In four out of the five cases the victim noticed the robbers pass and turn around. This is done in order to assess the situation and possible threats before they continue with the robbery.

Please note that these criminals all use the latest model fast vehicles like: BMW, MERCEDES BENZ, HYUNDAI I30, VW POLO OR CADDY. They normally work in groups of three or more. They are well groomed and well trained and may have practiced their moves multiple times and know exactly how to handle any situation. They know how to escape and might have done some recons in your area.

What can I do to minimise my risk?

  1. Do not wear expensive jewellery when doing shopping, especially rings they are easily noticed.
  2. Do not carry or withdraw large amounts of cash. Get someone to accompany you when making large withdrawals and hide the money.
  3. Do not take out large amount of cash when paying for small items. Try and split your cash in such a way that you only take out part thereof when making payments.
  4. Do not accept assistance from strangers, rather use officials from the mall or people you know when you need assistance.
  5. Do not leave valuables in plain sight in your vehicle.
  6. When you enter into your mall’s parking look at the people standing around and attempt to see if someone sows interest in you.
  7. When you enter into the mall do the same and see if someone shows interest in you and your movements. If someone makes you feel uneasy report this to the mall or shop security. The criminal will be notice you speaking to security and will feel that he has been noticed and will note you as a high risk target.
  8. When leaving the parking area be vigilant and see if you are being followed.
  9. Look if you can identify any of the vehicles that were behind you when you left the parking at a later stage at an intersection.
  10. Criminals may follow up to 500m behind.
  11. Look if you can identify any vehicles in the street before you enter your property. If in doubt continue past your residence and call for assistance.
  12. Call your local security company for a meet and greet if you feel you are being followed or when you are carrying valuables or money.
  13. If you are in your driveway and you notice a vehicle driving past with people interested in your movements, note if they turn around. If you notice the vehicle turning you must act fast. Firstly see if you can close your gate and press your remote panic button, let any people accompanying you scatter, call for attention. If they stop in front of your property do not approach these people at any cost, they might fake some reason for communicating to distract you. ( The most common is to ask for directions.) Move to safety and avoid being cornered at all cost. You need to survive for a few minutes on your own because your security service provider should have received your panic signal and will be on their way. If you have no panic system you will be on your own to deal with the situation (Not the ideal situation to be in!). We rather attend to 100 false calls than to miss one incident.

IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN AN ARMED ROBBERY SITUATION:

  1. The best is to comply with their requests because they are in a stressful situation and want to get away as fast as possible. Get them off your property as quick as possible this normally happens when people give them what they want.
  2. Attempt to take note of fine details: Registration numbers of vehicles used in robberies, even if false they cannot quickly remove these and have to travel some distance with these plates. Take note of any unique features on their vehicle as you might identify this vehicle at a later stage even if the registration plates are changed. ( Scratches, dents, mag wheels, e-tags and position thereof, license disc, parking discs, stone chips, spot lights, stickers and many more) Take note of clothing especially shoes, criminals tend to use the same shoes for a long period and you do not have to look up to take note of these. If you have the opportunity make note of their faces, scars and other features. Criminals rely on the fact that their victims are to traumatise to see, note and remember their faces and features. Make mental notes where they walk and touch, this may assist in the investigation after the incident.
  3. The key is to get them to go!

WHAT SHOULD I DO! BE PREPARED AT ALL TIMES!

  1. The best reaction to any action is automation. Every situation is unique and no one solution can be given for all situations. You are the best judge of what should be done as you know yourself, your surroundings, your home and other factors that will influence your actions in this type of crime.
  2. Look at your house and premises and decide how you will react if confronted in various places in and around your property. Imagine how you would rob or hijack yourself and determine your weak points. Imagine how you should act when you find yourself as victim of crime in various scenarios and re-enact every scenario regularly.

PLEASE NOTE:

THIS IS TO GIVE GUIDANCE AND TO CREATE AWARENESS AND IS NOT APPLICABLE TO ALL ROBBERIES AND CANNOT BE USED AS TRAINING MATERIAL.

LCA 7th AGM 10 June 2014

NOTICE OF THE 7th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF LYNNWOOD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (LCA)

Notice is hereby given that the 7th Annual General Meeting of Lynnwood Community Association is to be held at Lynnwood Laerskool, Rodericks Rd on Tuesday, 10 June, 2014  at 19:00.

AGENDA

  1. Notice of Meeting and Welcome.
  2. To establish a quorum – in terms Section 17 of the LCA Articles of Association it will be necessary for 75 LCA  members to be present in person or by proxy before the meeting can proceed to business.  Any LCA member who is unable to attend the meeting is urged to complete and return a form of proxy (attached) before 9 June 2014.
  3.  Motions.
  4. To approve and adopt the minutes of the 6th LCA AGM held on 4 June 2013.
  5. Matters arising from the minutes.
  6. Directors’ Report.
  7. To approve the Financial Statements of the LCA and the report of the Auditors for the year ending 28th February 2014.
  8. To appoint Auditors and approve the remuneration for the past audit.
  9. To elect five directors to hold office for one year.
  10. GENERAL

10.1      ZAMBLI: Security Report – J Grant.

10.2      ZAMBLI: Security Alarm Monitoring and armed response.

10.3      LCA: Marketing and Canvassing of new members.

10.4      Other

Adjournment.

BY ORDER OF THE LCA BOARD                                      15 May 2014

Municipal Contact Numbers

Contact information you may need / Inligting wat behulpsaam mag wees:

Domestic bin complaints East 012 358 0526
Bins not lifted / emptied 012 358 9461 andrebe@tshwane.gov.za  012 358 0592
By-law offences (eg illegal street trading & night club activities) 012 358 0070 (external) Or toll-free 080 111 1556
Electricity-related complaints 012 358 9999  or toll free 080 111 1556
After-hours sewerage complaints 080 000 4135
Storm water drainage, pothole repairs 012 358 0614  pothole@tshwane.gov.za
Reporting of water problems 012 358 2111 or  012 358 8999
Power failures 012 339 9111 or SMS Power failure reporting by SMS   “Power and your account no.” to 082 612 0333 example“power 5120369” to 082 612 0333

 

Meter readings Email to meterrecords@tshwane.gov.za (best option )  Fax  012 359 6888, five days before billing date only.  Telephone 012 358 9999 choose option 2 and then option 4
Fire & Emergency medical 10177 or  012 358 2124 or 012 310 6200
Metro Police Accidents Reports 012 358 7244 or 012 358 7114
Reporting faulty street lights Tel 080 1111 556 email  streetlights@tshwane.gov.za or trafficsignalfaults@tshwane.gov.za. Please provide the following:  1) Physical address  2) Nearest street corner from faulty street light

3) Street light pole number

4) Details/nature of the problem

5) Contact details of caller

6) Complaints and enquiries customercare@tshwane.gov.za

 

LCA Guards

 

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 THANK YOU

THANK YOU

 

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Saterdagaand het Zanne en Lynette vir die wagte warm sop en broodtjies geneem.

Die doel van hul projek was om dankie te se aan die wagte vir hul werk in die Lynnwood gemeenskap.

Saturday evening Zanne and Lynette warmed up the LCA guards cold night with soup and  bread as a thank you for their service in the Lynnwood community.

THANK YOU.       YOU ARE STARS, STARS, STARS , STARS!!

 

PLEASE encourage all your neighbors and friends  to join the LCA initiative. 

 

LCA 2013 AGM MINUTES POSTED under heading above in green bar “About US” – “AGM/AJV” – ” 2013 LCA AGM reports to download”

LCA 6th AGM Notice: Tuesday 4 June 2013 at 18:30

NOTICE OF THE 6th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF LYNNWOOD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (LCA)

Notice is hereby given that the 6th Annual General Meeting of Lynnwood Community Association (LCA) is to be held at Lynnwood Laerskool, Rodericks Rd on Tuesday, 4 June 2013  at 18:30.

AGENDA

1.       Notice of Meeting and Welcome.

2.       To establish a quorum – in terms of Section 17 of the LCA Articles of Association it will be necessary for 75 LCA  members to be present in person or by proxy before the meeting can proceed to business.  Any LCA member who is unable to attend the meeting is urged to complete and return a form of proxy (attached) before 2 June 2013.

3.       Presentation by Colonel Jan Malan of Streetsafe.

4.       Motions.

5.       To approve and adopt the minutes of the 5th LCA AGM held on 23 May 2012.

6.       Matters arising from the minutes.

7.       Chairman’s Report.

8.       Finance Report.

8.1   To approve the Financial Statements of the LCA and the report of the Auditors for the year ending 28th February 2013.

8.2   Increase in Fees.

8.3   Web Advertising Fee.

8.4   To approve Auditors and approve remuneration for the past Audit.

9.       Marketing Report.

10.   To elect five directors to hold office for one year.

11.   General.

11.1      ZAMBLI: Security Report – J Grant.

11.2      ZAMBLI: Security Alarm Monitoring and armed response.

11.3      Other.

12.   Adjournment.

BY ORDER OF THE LCA BOARD                                      07 May 2013

Fax:  086 546 3118

email:  LCALYNNWOOD@gmail.com

Web:  www.lcalynnwood.com

Coffee and biscuits will be served and we look forward to you joining us at the meeting.

Stefan van der Walt

LCA CHAIRMAN

2012 LRA AGM INVITATION

LYNNWOOD Resident’s Association / Inwonersverenigin

Postnet Suite 231          Private Bag/Privaatsak X25, Lynnwood Ridge/Lynnwoodrif   0040

E-Pos/E-mail: kobus@compgro.co.za

Chairperson/Voorsitter: Kobus van Eeden

Fax/faks: 0866 715 201

                                                                                                  Secretary/Sekretaris: Wendy Kilfoil

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8 October 2012

Dear Lynnwood Resident

Good news!

 We have just heard that the Metro has approved the following developments in Lynnwood:

  • Six residences, with flat corrugated iron roofs, in Farmers Folly on a 2 500 sq m site (equal to 25 units per hectare!)
  • The Menlyn node development that will treble traffic volumes in Atterbury Road (the responsible senior official is of the opinion that residents will “just have to adapt thereto”)
  • The Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system, with bus stations on the corners of Lynnwood andKings Highwayand Rosemary and Atterbury
  • A block of 50 Flats on the corner of Kings Highway and Farmers Folly as well as on a 2 500 sq m site in Rosemary between Atterbury and Sussex
  • Classification of Kings Highway as a ‘mobility spine’ in terms of the RSDF (Regional Spatial Development Framework) with subsequent residential densification of up to 60 units/ha (15 units per 2 500 sq m site!) the whole length of Kings Highway.

Good news?

Certainly not! Should the above scenarios materialise, it could mean the end of Lynnwood as a sought-after residential suburb and residents may well have to start looking for other residences with only one half? one third? of the value of their properties in their pockets.

And this is not just talk! It is recorded in Metro documents. The Metro has already approved the Menlyn node development despite tremendous public opposition (legal action is being considered and the final word has not been spoken on this issue yet). The other possibilities are being considered very seriously indeed and if residents do not oppose them vehemently, they will go through.

We cannot rely on the Metro to look after our interests. They are purely interested in densification, regardless of the cost to residential areas that function effectively. Currently the official guideline is 25 units/ha as a minimum (it used to be 16) and with the BRT the plan is to increase density to 200 dwelling units/ha within 400 m walking distance from stations (that is equivalent to 50 m/ dwelling unit!)—hence the scenario above.

Joining forces?

Yes, standing together as residents is the only way we have any chance of achieving anything. Consider this:

  • If Ward Councillor Siobhan Muller hadn’t mobilised residents against the proposed Rietvlei Soccer development, it would probably have gone through.
  • If she and the residents of Lynnwood hadn’t fought tirelessly over many years to clean up the Frik Eloff Park, the new fence wouldn’t have been erected and vagrants would still have been present there.
  • If she and the residents hadn’t fought to have the open area alongside Lynnwood Road enclosed, it would by now have been a major taxi rank—and this virtually next to the Menlo Park High School!

Dear resident, let us therefore now stand together as never before! You can start by firstly renewing your membership of or joining the Lynnwood Residents’ Association (LRA) in order to have your voice heard. Membership is only R 100 per year—refer the attached membership form.

Secondly, you can attend the Annual General Meeting of the LRA that will again be held in the Trinity Church Hall, c/o Lovers Walk and Rodericks, on Tuesday 23 October at 18:45. Cllr Muller will enlighten us on all the developments planned for our suburb by the Metro and she will be assisted by experts who will shed more light on the BRT and its implications for Lynnwood.

Thirdly, you can make yourself available to serve on the Management Committee of the LRA: the Chairman and three members will be retiring and it is really critical, given the direction the Metro is moving in, to have a properly structured and functioning Committee to adequately address the challenges facing us, especially in the coming year. If we cannot elect a strong Committee, the LRA cannot function as it should and then the real possibility exists that the LRA could be dissolved, with nobody then looking after the interests of residents on a coordinated basis. Little time is asked of Committee members—there is only one meeting per month.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 23rd!

Management Committee

LRA

LCA: Thank You Members

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Geagte LCA lede,

Hiemee ‘n baie opregte dankie aan al ons lede wat verlede Woensdagaand ons algemene jaarvergadering bygewoon het sowel as aan diegene wat aan ons volmagte voorsien het.   Te danke aan julle het ons ‘n kworum bereik en kon ons voortgaan met die vergadering. Ons waardeer u belangstelling en volgehoue ondersteuning van hierdie uiters voordelige sekuriteits inisiatief van ons gemeenskap en is die sukses hiervan te danke aan almal van julle!

Die notule van die vergadering sal mettertyd op ons webwerf www.lcalynnwood.com geplaas word.

Beste wense, 

Stefan van der Walt.     Voorsitter

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Dear LCA Members,

A very sincere thank you to our members for their attendance at the AGM held on Wed, 23 May and to the countless others who submitted proxies in their absence.  Thanks to your response a quorum was reached.  We appreciate your interest and continued support of this very beneficial initiative in our community and the success thereof is thanks to your  efforts.

The minutes of the meeting will be posted on our website www.lcalynnwood.com in due course.

Best wishes, 

Stefan van der Walt      Chairman