Crime Line head shares CCTV footage of robbers at his house

2015-10-31 14:57


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Johannesburg - “It never stops, the worry, the crime after crime.”

So said Crime Line head Yusuf Abramjee after an attempted break-in at his Pretoria home in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Abramjee shared numerous videos and pictures of two men trying to break into his property on Twitter, with the hashtag #Notocrime.

One man is seen damaging a part of the electric fence at the top of the boundary wall, while another tries to avoid sensors by trying to crawl closer to the ground after jumping the wall.

Having been a victim of an armed robbery in 2013, Abramjee said he never stopped worrying about crime.

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And he hoped by sharing the videos, where one man’s face was clearly visible, someone would come forward and identify him.

Abramjee told News24 he was asleep at 04:00 when an alert neighbour woke him up to tell him that two men were in his yard. After waking up his children, he went to view the security feed.

“One was trying to gain entry through the sliding door, one was damaging the electric fence. They almost seemed like professional housebreakers, the way they cut through the electric fence and the way the one was crawling to avoid sensors.”

He said the robbers, who were carrying a backpack and something that looked like pliers, ran away after they heard noises.

“I opened the curtains and they ran off. Police were swift and were in the area soon after, but they were gone. I really hope someone recognises one of the robbers and comes forward. The one guys is clearly visible on the video. His face is not covered while the second one tried to keep his face off camera.”

He said the robbers also shined a light into the cars parked in the yard during the attempted break in.

Police were investigating, he said.

Provincial police did not respond to calls for comment on Saturday.

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