Waterfall crime continues to rise

2016-01-19 06:00

WATERFALL residents need to be more proactive about crime, says Hillcrest SAPS public relations officer, Steven King, following a rise in house robberies in the area.

According to King, members of SA Community Crime Watch group received three calls in under an hour about robberies in Waterfall.

On Wednesday they received a call from a member in need of assistance.

“We rushed to his house in Baildon Drive, Waterfall and heard the lady screaming from a bedroom. We opened the door and found that criminals had locked her up after holding her at knifepoint.

“They took a 46 inch Sony TV, Telefunken 32 inch TV, R1 700 cash and two watches.”

King said while at Baildon Drive, members received a call from a resident who said that two men just broke into her house on Rock Road.

“The member said that both men were wearing green overalls.”

Within 30 minutes members received a third call to say two men, fitting the description of the robbery suspects in Baildon Drive, tried to break into a residence on Horseshoe Crescent.

“Police searched the area, but the men are still at large.”

King asked the public to contact the police if they have any information regarding the robberies.

He said that Waterfall residents should join the CPF and neighbourhood watch patrols.

“The more volunteers we have the better. We can cover more areas at once, and keep criminals out of our neighbourhood.

“Police cannot patrol everywhere at once, and the more eyes and ears we have in the community the better,” King added.

To join the CPF or report crime contact Hillcrest SAPS on 031 765 9116.

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