Increase in theft out of vehicles

2015-05-14 06:00

Police in Uitenhage are concerned regarding the alarming increase in the theft out of motor vehicles in the area.

A number of incidents have been reported to police where valuables were left inside vehicles and suspects gained entrance to it and stole these valuables.

“Owners are requested to double check and ensure that the vehicle is actually properly locked before leaving.

“We want to warn the public to be more alert when they park their vehicles,” said police spokesperson W/O Gerda Swart.

The Police also provided the following safety hints:

*Do not leave your vehicle unlocked when you are away from it, even for only a short period.

*Make sure all windows and doors are secured before leaving the vehicle.

*Do not leave your property (including loose change, shopping bags, etc) in plain view in your vehicle.

*Take your valuables with you or secure them in the glove box or in the boot compartment.

Do not do this in the parking lot, as thieves could be monitoring the area.

*Be on the lookout for someone who is acting suspiciously and report it to the police.

)Be aware of your surroundings and report criminal activity to the SAPS Crime Stop 08600 10111; Crime Line 32211; or your nearest police station

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.