Multiple burglaries over Easter weekend

2018-04-13 06:00

WHILE many people left their houses under the watchful eye of neighbourhood watches over the Easter holidays, some houses were left unsecured in Kokstad and criminals used this opportunity to break in.

Reported incidents in the Kokstad area include broken down doors and windows of several houses where items were stolen.

On Friday, robbers broke into a home in the Thafeni area and stole three cellphones and clothes to the value of R3 900.

On the same day, another case of burglary was opened, where shoes and other items were stolen from a house on Coulter Street in Kokstad. According to SAPS, the homeowner was at work when the robbery took place.

On Adam Kok Street, two TVs and other music items valued at R24 500 were stolen on Saturday. SAPS said the homeowners asked a neighbour to keep guard, but upon arrival on Saturday morning, they discovered that some items were stolen.

Also on Saturday, a homeowner returned to find that the gate and door of the house had been broken and the TV and a Cadac gas cylinder was stolen.

SAPS spokesperson Captain Dumisani Ncongo said people have been warned not to leave their houses unsupervised when going to various destinations during the Easter weekend.

Ncongo said that police are investigating multiple cases of burglaries in Kokstad town and nearby townships that occurred during the Easter weekend.

“On Sunday alone, four cases of burglaries have been reported and we are appealing to people not to leave their houses unsecured. To end this kind of crime, we need support from people and community structures,” said Ncongo.

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