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Conman targets Cape Town residents

2011-09-06 09:28

Cape Town - Officials have warned residents about a man who pretends to be an electricity meter reader in order to gain access to homes, and then robs them.

Home owners in Bellville, Parow and Plumstead were apparently targeted by the conman, reported Eyewitness News.

A Bellville resident said jewellery was missing after the so-called meter reader left the home.

A city spokesperson said residents should ask for the identity card of employees claiming to be from the City of Cape Town.

The card should give a name, staff number and department.

 

Comments
  • AntiRacist - 2011-09-06 09:42

    Who in their right minds in SA today with the crime so high lets people they dont know into their homes?, I don't care if its Eskom, Government or the the police, they will not get access to my home, ever, its that simple, With crime so high even the beggars get the stick, Fools to let strangers in, duh!

      OHNOCOMRADESITSBOFFINBOB - 2011-09-06 10:04

      The maid ?

  • Temp - 2011-09-06 10:06

    No description of the man or mention of race. What a joke.

      OHNOCOMRADESITSBOFFINBOB - 2011-09-06 10:16

      Temp...You know why, dont you !

      Wayne Hayes - 2011-09-06 10:30

      Its pretty obvious

      Daemos1 - 2011-09-06 10:54

      Yeah, he's proabably icelandic

      Lunga - 2011-09-06 11:04

      Nah, I heard he was Russian.

      Khanya.McCutha - 2011-09-06 12:12

      I am told it was your dad

  • 1McBird - 2011-09-06 10:56

    The card should give a name, staff number and department.....and that makes it a genuine ID card?.....AntiRacist,could not agree more

  • ET - 2011-09-06 12:54

    Don't they read electricity in the box OUTSIDE on the pavement??? Why would they need to read your pre-paid box? Come on people.... THINK before you let anyone in your house! Daar is nie pille nie (vir stupid nie!)

  • DarkAngel - 2011-09-06 13:06

    wont even let the sensus people in. I'll talk to them (maybe) through my gate with my rottweiler next to me.

  • TDK1 - 2011-09-06 13:29

    ID cards won't help hence they would be either be cloned or fraudulently made.

  • Irritated - 2011-09-06 14:06

    @ Eurocentric, what drugs are you on dude? Who is talking about racial justice and equality????? this article is about a conman stealing from homes he enters under false pretences. He is a CRIMINAL!!! Are you saying that because you assume he is black (which it does NOT say anywhere in the article) and therefore makes you a complete racist, that he has the right to steal? You are a disgrace!

      Eurocentric - 2011-09-06 14:41

      People of colour must unite against racism, the white man. Balls 1-15 must unite against racism, the colourless ball.

      AntiRacist - 2011-09-06 15:21

      Yes a complete racist, just read what crap he posts! Ignore him, maybe, just maybe Karma smiles on him next!

  • betweenu&me - 2011-09-06 17:09

    @ET: My mom's meter is actually inside her house ... and she doesn't have prepaid electricity. So, there are different circumstances in different houses ...

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