‘Huge volume’ of vehicle theft

2016-05-17 06:00

Athlone police had their hands full with vehicle theft during April, flowing into the first few weeks of May.

Station commander, Colonel Clive Nicholas, confirmed that the Athlone police are experienced at huge volume of vehicles being reported stolen.

“The area that is mostly contributing to this is Gatesville (Shoprite, Temple Road and Gatesville Medical Centre). People visit the hospital and on their return discover that their vehicles has been stolen. Another area that is also contributing is Vangate Mall,” states Nicholas.

Recently a number of bakkies of all varieties have been stolen in the area as well.

“Please keep vehicles locked and install an alarm to surprise the criminals. Vehicle owners should also keep their vehicles in a garage or behind locked gates.”


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