Crime wave hits Waterfall

2015-11-17 06:00

A WAVE of crime has hit Waterfall and the Hillcrest police are urging residents to be cautious and beef up security.

Speaking to the Fever, Hillcrest CPF public relations officer Steven King said police and security companies are now joining forces to rid the streets of criminals.

He said that it seems like a gang is operating in the area and the modus operandi is similar in most cases.

The most recent incident occurred in Waterfall 3 this week where a woman was watching TV and saw a shadow of a man at the sliding door.

“The woman got up and ran to fetch her panic button, however the man tried to kick the door down. He then took a screwdriver and forced the sliding door open,” said King.

“The man entered the property and assaulted the woman. He screamed at her demanding money, laptops and phones. He then loaded his bag with items and said he will be back.”

King said that the man was tall, well built, clean shaven, prominent mouth, well-spoken in English and was wearing a greyish beanie, green sweater with hoodie, dark pants, black shoes and a thin cow hide bangle on his wrist.

In another incident in Waterfall 2 a man entered a residence by bending the burglar bars. There were no injuries reported, but the man made a getaway with electronic equipment.

In Botha’s Hill a man entered a home by smashing the bedroom window and forcing burglar bars in and ransacked the bedrooms.

King said that in all three incidents Secure Link and SAPS Hillcrest attended.

“We are appealing to anyone with information to come forward so that justice can be served.”

All information will be treated confidentially.

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