Reward offered for information on house robber

2018-12-13 06:02

AFTER the third break-in the space of one month, and thousands of rands lost in household tools, a Marburg family may finally have a shot at finding the perpetrator of these crimes if someone contacts them with information.

The family is offering a reward to anyone with information leading to a conviction of the alleged robbers.

A spokesperson for the family alleged that the first of the break-ins occurred on November 9. He stated that, on November 10, he noticed that several items were taken from his storeroom while he was at work the previous day.

He said he suspects that the perpetrators disconnected his CCTV cameras prior to conducting the robbery.

“My storeroom is monitored by CCTV cameras. Upon viewing the footage I noticed that the camera went off on November 9 between 11.46 and 12.30. That is the time in which I suspect the incident occurred. I suspect that somebody had tampered with the power in order to commit an offence,” said the home owner.

He said the estimated cost of the items, which included an invertor electric generator, was over R200 000. The robbers however struck again on Monday evening, and this time around could not evade the cameras.

Police confirmed the robberies at the house, saying that a case of theft is being investigated.

The incident is not unique to the residence on Maywood Road as a surge of similar crimes have been reported to the police.

Security companies have cautioned residents to be vigilant, particularly during the holidays as many will leave their homes unguarded while celebrating the season.

Basil Lanka from Lazer 911 said residents need to be extra vigilant during this time.

“Report any suspicious behaviour. Get basic alarm kits that are affordable to all. We can tailor costs to suit each and every household. Don’t be negligent.Fifty percent of break-ins are from unarmed alarms,” Lanka said.

“The community must put pressure on police and protection services to be more visible,” he added.If you have any information contact 082 667 4487.

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