Women robbers strike in Durban

2015-11-11 11:46
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Durban - A gang of female housebreakers was spotted looting a business in Florida Road on Tuesday in a spate of business robberies to hit Durban.

Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said housebreakers had targeted properties in Glenwood and Morningside fleeing with computers, televisions, cellphones and other valuables.

“In one case, a gang of three women driving a white Hyundai i20 was spotted arriving at a business premises in Florida Road at 04:53. They had keys to the premises and drove in through the driveway gate before unlocking the property. The women fled the scene with computers and other valuables,” he said.

Blue Security’s latest crime report which recorded a spate of residential and business house breakings on the Berea over the past week.

Jackson urged business owners to be proactive in the fight against crime ahead of the festive season when criminals tended to target businesses and employees.

“Criminals are aware that businesses often carry a large amount of stock ahead of the festive season and that business owners will probably be handling large financial transactions as the year winds down,” he said.

“We urge business owners and staff to use electronic funds transfers and to avoid keeping large sums of cash on their premises as much as possible as criminals, sometimes with inside information, will be looking for opportunities to strike at this time of the year,” he said.  

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