University of Johannesburg tightens security after robbery

By Drum Digital
09 March 2017

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has tightened security after a robbery took place on Wednesday evening at 10.30 pm at the University’s Auckland Park Kingsway Campus.

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has tightened security after a robbery took place on Wednesday evening at 10.30 pm at the University’s Auckland Park Kingsway Campus.

This follows after two armed men reportedly held up 13 students who were studying in a Lab. The men took the students’ cell phones and laptops. The suspects fled on foot. Fortunately, there was no injury to any of the students.

UJ Senior Manager for Strategic Communication Kaamini Reedy says initiatives to significantly elevate security measures are being revised on the campuses and at student residences to ensure the safety and security of their students at all times.

“We are currently working hand-in-hand with the South African Police Services in terms of scrutinising CCTV footages and we’re doing all we can to find the perpetrators. I hope we find them soon”, Reedy says.

“We want to make sure that students feel safe around campus, so they don’t always have to look over their shoulder every time.”

Reddy also says the SAPS are currently investigating but they have to wait for the affected students to recover.

“We have to wait for them to be able to share what happened, and they will undergo counseling”, Reedy adds.

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