Business burglaries on the rise

2018-05-25 06:00

POLICE are worried about increasing incidents of business burglaries in Kokstad.

According to police, two 55 inch televisions to the total value of R16 000 and a 32 inch TV that costs R4 000 were stolen from a Kokstad shop last Friday.

SAPS spokesperson Captain Dumisani Ncongo said that shop owners left the shop in order on Thursday, and when they returned the following day, they found broken doors.

On Saturday morning, an alarm went off in one of the shops in town and when the shop owners searched, they had found that a bar fridge, microwave and heater were stolen from inside the shop.

The total value for the stolen items was R6 000.

“At Kokstad Primary School, criminals stole boxes of pens and stationary from the school and a man was arrested. It is suspected that the man jumped the fence before entering the school,” said Ncongo. Ncongo said that a wheelbarrow and braai stand was stolen from a house in Kokstad town.

Ncongo said that police are doing their best to arrest criminals and appealed to people to strengthen security at their business premises. — Supplied.

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