People warned about crime

2017-11-17 06:00

KOKSTAD SAPS have warned people to be alert on the street because the theft of cellphones and money in the town and townships has increased.

SAPS spokesman Dumisani Ncongo warned people not to walk around at night with large amounts of cash.

A 22-year-old man from Bongweni Township was allegedly robbed of R600 and a cellphone at knifepoint in Nonkqubela Road next to Bongweni Old Age Home last Saturday. He was allegedly tied to a light pole after being robbed.

A 44-year-old man from Mjoli Street in Shayamoya was robbed of his bank cards, cellphones and R300 on October 9. Police are investigating.

“Police are asking people to come forward with information about criminals. As we approach the festive season it is important that people not walk around at night with lots of money,” said Ncongo.

He said the SAPS patrol in and around Kokstad, especially at night.

- Supplied.

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