Guard against burglaries

2016-05-06 06:00

THERE’S been an increase in burglaries in Kokstad which is a concern of the SAPS.
Burglary hot spots include Extension 7, Shayamoya, Horseshoe, Bhongweni and the Kokstad CBD.

Tips to remember:

Never leave keys under doormats. Trim bushes around your home to reduce cover for burglars. Be a good neighbour. If notice anything suspicious in your neighborhood, call 08600 10111 immediately. Ask more than one security company what they have to offer.
Never leave your house or home unoccupied, if you are admitted to hospital, work night shift or go on holiday.

Light up your residence, lock your doors at all times and call the police when you see something suspicious. Make your home look occupied and make it difficult to break in by putting burglar guards.

Keep your garage door closed and locked. Change locks immediately if your keys are lost or stolen. Arrange for your lawn to be mowed if you are going away for an extended time.

What to do if your house is broken into in your absence:

Do not enter in - the perpetrator may still be inside.

Use a neighbour’s phone to call police.

Do not touch anything until police have inspected for evidence.

Write down the licence plate numbers of any suspicious vehicles around your home.

Note the descriptions of suspicious person. - Supplied.

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