Tips on crime prevention

2017-06-08 06:02

Nyanga police have urged residents in Samora Machel to be on the lookout for two vehicles which allegedly used to conduct robberies in the area.

Police spokesperson Captain Ntomboxolo Sitshitshi said that the two vehicles, a White Avanza and Silver Polo, have been used by a group of eight men who are armed.

“Residents are encouraged to call the police as soon as they see the suspicious looking vehicles. To prevent the occurrence of house robberies, community members are urged to always be vigilant at all times when in and around their houses.

Always keep doors properly locked. Never open for strangers, be sure who is knocking before you open the door,” she advised.

She added that children should be taught to make sure who is knocking before they open the door and must never be left alone.

“Do not display boxes or packages of new items because this can attract criminals. People must always check if no one is following them before entering their houses. Install strong safety gates to prevent criminals from forcefully entering premises.

House robberies occur both during the day and night so residents must always be alert of unknown people roaming around the streets. Be on the lookout of suspicious vehicles because in some instances certain vehicles are used during these robberies,” she warned.

She also advised that in most robberies firearms are used and is an indication of the number of people that have unlicensed firearms.

“Residents might as well stop buying stolen goods because the same sellers can come back to rob the buyer. Report any suspicious looking vehicles and people roaming in your streets,” she concluded.

Contact Crime Stop at 086001011, Nyanga JOC at 021 684 1531 OR SAPS Nyanga at 021 380 3300 and 082 469 2470.

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