Nyanga motorists beware of smash and grabs

2015-06-04 06:00

Police have warned motorists of smash and grab culprits in New Eisleben and Govan Mbeki Road. 

Mandla Mahashe

Police have warned motorists of smash and grab culprits in New Eisleben and Govan Mbeki Road. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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Police in Nyanga have called on to motorists to be cautious when driving in New Eisleben and Lansdowne Road after several incidents of smash and grabs were reported to them.

According to Captain Ntomboxolo Sitshitshi, Nyanga SAPS spokesperson, the incidents are reported to have taken place at the robots near the Philippi Shoprite Centre.

“Drivers and passengers are advised to keep their valuables locked in the boot. Drivers must not stop for anyone who is standing on the side of the road especially in the Crossroads vicinity,” she said.

She said that motorist must be on the lookout for suspicious individuals and be vigilant when approaching robots in the mentioned roads.

“People must always keep their valuables inside the boot because if they are kept on the seats they invite criminals. Secondly, drivers must also be cautious when driving in Ngulube Road in Browns Farm.

Hijacking incidents have been reported there as well as Emms Drive in Nyanga,” she said.

She said that these incidents occur at any time of the day and that house robberies were also on the rise in the Browns Farm areas.

“We request residents to at least install strong secure gates.

They must always keep their doors locked. To deter robberies people en-route to the public transport must always walk in well-lit streets and in groups, at anytime,” Sitshitshi warned

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