Criminals target vehicles

2018-07-06 06:00

KOKSTAD SAPS have warned people to be extra vigilant about their cars, especially at night, after five cases of theft from a motor vehicle were reported at the Kokstad Police Station on Thursday morning.

SAPS spokesperson Captain Dumisani Ncongo said that, on Wednesday night, tyres were stolen from a vehicle which was parked on the Main Street. A second case was opened by a resident of Hope street.
“A 35-year-old man from Hope Street reported the theft of a truck tyre, which was allegedly stolen while he was sleeping. Another man reported theft of diesel which was stolen from a truck on Railway Street,” said Ncongo.

He said police are dedicated to bringing these criminals to book, adding that police patrols during the day and night will continue.

“A generator and spare tyre which cost R 3 700 were stolen from another vehicle in Kokstad.

“We suspect that criminals have targeted certain houses in town and we urge people to safeguard their vehicles,” said Ncongo.

Ncongo also encouraged people to have dogs in their homes to avoid being targeted by criminals.

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