Thefts: Mganka owner wants to close shop

2012-09-17 00:00

THEFT from shops is on the increase rising in the Mganka area near Port Shepstone, where a businessman said his establishment had been raided by thieves five times this year alone.

Mziwakhe Ndlovu, owner of the Gugulethu Trading Store, told The Witness he believed local youths were to blame for the spate of thefts.

“One day all the boys that entered the store and took items in broad daylight were collected by police on the day, but in the afternoon they were back at their homes. They come again and again to rob the store,” said Ndlovu.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said there had been arrests, but that the suspects had been released. “They could not be linked to those specific crimes but detectives are busy with further investigations,” said Wiid.

Ndlovu said he wondered whether he should quit doing business in the area.

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