Burglaries and theft on the rise

2018-02-16 06:00

THE community of Kokstad is worried after an increase of incidents of housebreaking have been reported to police. This comes after a 36-year-old man from Bongweni reported a case of housebreaking when thieves allegedly stole groceries, clothes and money while he was sleeping last Thursday. It is believed that thieves broke the door to get inside.

Another victim is a 23-year-old woman who was sleeping in her house in Horseshoe last Thursday and woke up at 5 am to find the door open. She discovered that three cellphones and R500 had allegedly been stolen.

In another incident, a case of burglary at a business premises was opened by Kokstad police after a 45-year-old shop owner was robbed of cellphones and R510 last Saturday. It is alleged that criminals knocked on the door of the man’s home, when he opened, a gun and knife were pointed at him and he was told to lie on the floor. Criminals allegedly took R510 from the wardrobe and two cellphones and run away.

“No arrests have been made and police are investigating,” said SAPS Captain Dumisani Ncongo. — Supplied.

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