Contact crimes on the increase

2015-10-13 06:00

HILLCREST CPF public relations officer Steven King warns residents to be vigilant following the increase in hijackings and house robberies in the area.

The most recent incidents occurred in Waterfall 3: Debengeni Road.

“Three men in their 20s, wearing round, brim hats, jumped over the fence. One wore a blue jacket. They proceeded to kick down the front door. They entered the lounge where the husband was watching TV and pointed a firearm (9mm semi-automatic) at him and forced him to lie on the floor while another man held his wife and daughter up in the kitchen,” King said.

“The man assaulted the husband by kicking him in the forehead. They asked if he had a safe. They then proceeded to ransack the house and took pearl earrings, a necklace, a man’s 9 ct wedding band, one Samsung S5, a Samsung S4 mini, another Samsung and Hauwae cellphone, two iPads, one Samsung 50and#034;, one Sony 40and#034; flat-screen TVs and a grey VW Golf 6, registration NU 47332.”

He said that SAPS, SACCW, Securelink, ER 24 and CEMS responded, however, the men are still at large.

In a separate incident, a few days earlier, a resident of Assagay was boxed in by two men in the driveway gate.

“They were driving a white VW Polo. One man was wearing a red T-shirt and black baggy pants. A knife was produced and held against her throat. They then tried to pull a child from the car, but were scared off when he screamed for help. They grabbed her handbag and a cellphone and fled,” he said.

King urged anyone with information to contact the Hillcrest SAPS. All information will be treated with confidentiality. - Supplied

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