Burglars hit women

2015-06-02 06:00

An elderly Eastridge woman is fed up with three people who steal from the homes of single women.

The woman has asked to keep her identity a secret as she fears for her safety after numerous break-ins at her home.

“I have lived in Eastridge for 32 years and I have always lived alone,” she says.

Since the beginning of the year her home has been burgled four times and she suspects this spate of burglaries can be linked to the same people.

She says that the modes operandi confirms her theory that the two men and a woman – all her neighbours – are behind it.

“I think that the woman keeps watch to see when I leave my house, because when I get back my house has been broken into,” she says.

She says that the homes of numerous single women in her immediate area have been burgled and she believes these same people are responsible.

The two men are in their late 20s or early 30s and operate at any time of the day, she says.

“They usually work with a woman and they can strike anywhere, not only in Eastridge,” the 78-year-old says.

In a recent incident, the businesswoman lost thousands of rands after her home was burgled.

“They took tables, wiring, fluorescent globes, windows, a tablet and various other things from the house on Wednesday 20 May,” she says. The police confirm it is being investigated and that no arrests have been made so far.

The woman says she wants to encourage neighbours to look out for one another. “When I am not at home, my neighbours don’t watch my house. But I watch theirs when they are away,” she says.

She encourages compassion in keeping each other safe.

“These criminals are so determined that they bent my steel burgler bars to get to my stuff,” she says. “Only if we look out for one another will it truly be safe.”


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