Stay safe from robberies in your home

2017-07-18 06:00

Sea Point residents have been urged to be vigilant following three house robberies in less than two months.

According to recent feedback from a local neighbourhood watch, there have been three house robberies in the area in the past five to six weeks. There have reportedly also been similar incidents in surrounding policing precincts. It is believed they are the work of one team of criminals. Several men, in an unidentified vehicle, gain entry to the property and, after tying up the residents, steal items such as TVs, cellphones, laptops and jewellery.

House robberies occurring in the Sea Point policing precinct are a big concern for the police, says Sea Point police spokesperson Captain Elizabeth Munro. “Suspects get entrance to the houses through open sliding doors and windows, empty the house and get away in the victim’s vehicle,” she says.

Although Sea Point police officers are carrying out strategic operations – such as stop-and-searches and vehicle control points with the help of security companies and neighbourhood watch members – residents should take precautions to secure their homes. “We are urging residents to please, when at home, activate their alarms, and to lock and close the windows and doors,” she says.

V Report any suspicious activity to Sea Point police on 021 430 3700.

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