Be wary of suspicious people

2016-07-14 06:00

THERE have been no home invasion incidents reported to the SAPS Port Shepstone Cluster this week.

However, police warn that residents on the lower South Coast should still be vigilant.

Two families were held up in their homes in Protea Park and Albersville, during to separate incidents, within a space of a few days.

The perpetrators threatened them with firearms and bushknives before fleeing with their belongings and the same modus operandi was used.

The robbers fled in a white Renault Clio with GP registration plates.

There have been similar incidents in Port Edward, Club Marina and Scottburgh in the past month.

“Residents should look out for unfamiliar people who suddenly appear and walk around in the area. The same applies to unknown vehicles,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid.

She advised that residents keep record of registration numbers and the description of vehicles which drive around in the area and seem suspicious.

“Sometimes criminals do their homework in the area weeks before the actual attack. Be careful of allowing unknown people in your home or on your premises,” she added.

Wiid said suspicious looking people who walk around and using cellphones to take pictures of properties or areas should also raise alarm bells.

“Report such incidents immediately to the nearest police station. Don’t make it easy for criminals to invade your home by not locking safety gates and doors.”

“Always be vigilant when leaving your home or when approaching it. Look out for people lurking around,” she said.

Residents should look out for unfamiliar people who suddenly appear and walk around in the area. Don’t make it easy for criminals to invade your home

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