Robberies on street a nightmare

2015-05-06 09:30
The Rondebosch police are concerned about the increase in street robberies the past week and urge residents to report any suspicious cars or people.

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The Rondebosch police are concerned about the increase in street robberies the past week and urge residents to report any suspicious cars or people. PHOTO: google earth

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Rondebosch police are concerned about the increase in street robberies the past week. They urge residents to report any suspicious cars or people.

Warrant Officer Lyndon Sisam, spokesperson of the Rondebosch police, says a man was hijacked in Newlands on Tuesday 14 April. The victim stopped in Dulwich Road at about 23:05 and was hijacked by two suspects driving a white VW Polo.

“The complainant was still inside his vehicle when the VW Polo pulled up and a passenger walked up to him and threatened him with a firearm,” Sisam says.

He explains that a second suspect joined the first suspect and they then demanded the victim’s cellphone, wallet and car keys. “They then instructed him to get out of his Nissan Tiida and the two suspects got into his vehicle and sped off,” he says.

Sisam says no shots were fired during the incident and no-one was hurt.

Another man was robbed of his cellphone on the street in Rosebank on Thursday 16 April. The victim was walking in Meadow Road at 09:40 when a silver VW Polo with three men inside stopped next to him.

“One of the suspects got out of the vehicle and pointed at the complainant with a firearm and demanded his cellphone. The suspect took his cellphone, got back into the VW Polo and sped off,” Sisam says.

Anyone with information regarding the robberies can call Captain Arries on 082 469 2492.

“It is a concern that so many items of value are left inside parked vehicles in the area. Rondebosch police are out there ensuring your safety but it will surely help if the community can remove items from their vehicles,” Sisam urges.

He adds that the police and community need to make Rondebosch a safe place together. “Being vigilant and reporting all suspicious activity to the police will assist police,” Sisam adds.

Anyone who would like to report any suspicious behaviour can contact the Central police sector on 082 378 9289 or Suburb sector on 082 378 9264

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