Nobody immune to crime - Crime Line boss

2011-06-25 22:06

Johannesburg - A formal investigation into the burglary at the Bryanston home of Gauteng police commissioner Mzwandile Petros has started, provincial police said on Saturday.

"I can confirm that the incident happened [on Friday night] and at this stage no one has been arrested," Brigadier Neville Malila said.

The investigation at the scene was completed by midday Saturday and the formal investigation had started.

"The front door was broken to gain entry to the house. A plasma TV and other electrical equipment were stolen."

The front gate was also damaged.

Petros was not home when the burglary took place just after 19:00 , but his wife and children were.

Petros' wife contacted police after she heard the noises. No one was hurt, Malila said.

He urged anyone with information to contact Crime Line or Crime Stop to report it.

The head of Crime Line Yusuf Abramjee said there were two attempted burglaries at his Johannesburg home on Saturday morning.

"It seems no one is immune to crime," he said.

His electric fence at his Erasmia home was cut in a number of places and his son's car was damaged.

The security beams were set off and the burglars fled the premises. Abramjee said police acted swiftly.

"They tried at 01:30 and 05:45," he said.

Abramjee said police told him there were seven attempted break-ins in his street on Friday night.

"Three months ago, burglars did the same thing and broke into my wife's car."

He called the burglary at Petros' house "shocking".

- SAPA
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