Gang behind CBD hits?

2011-02-23 00:00

POLICE are investigating the possibility that a gang is responsible for a spate of recent break-ins in Port Shepstone’s central business district.

Three businesses in a building on the corner of Aiken and Connor Street were broken into over two days, while another on Woolley Street was burgled a day earlier.

JCC Plumbing and South Coast Fever were broken into on the night of Thursday February 18.

The burglars forced open the door of JCC Plumbing and took money, a bicycle and laptop.

On the same evening burglars gained entry to the South Coast Fever building by forcing open a back door.

“A safe, which was not bolted to the wall and containing a large amount of cash, was taken, and a laptop and computer,” said Lieutenant Colonel Zandra Wiid of SA Police Force Port Shepstone.

On the following day, a window at Platinum Auto Centre was forced open. Various items were taken.

RD FMS on Woolley Street was broken into last Wednesday.

Burglars forced open a door and took a computer tower and screen.

Police advised business owners to bolt their safes to the wall.

“We had break-ins in the past where they attempted to open safes which were bolted, but did not succeed — thus leaving the contents of the safes intact,” said Wiid.

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