SAPS warn about business impersonators

2016-02-25 06:00

SAPS has issued a warning to South Coast residents to be wary of people who claim to be conducting official work, but who cannot produce the proper identification.

The warning comes after a domestic worker was robbed in Oslo Beach by five men who claimed they worked for Eskom.

Police spokesperson, Lieutenent-Colonel Zandra Wiid said these people should not be allowed onto anyone’s premises.

“On Monday, the owner of a residence in Norvik Road, Oslo Beach, left his house before midday. The domestic worker was alone at the house at the time,” said Wiid.

About 15 minutes later when he returned, he found a traumatised domestic worker, who told him that a house robbery had just taken place.

“According to her, five unknown males, all dressed in blue overalls with ‘Eskom’ printed on them, hooted at the gate and asked her to open,” said Wiid.

The men told her they wished to check the meter, but when she opened the gate, they forced her back into the house and threatened to kill her if she screamed.

“They ransacked the house and fled with three televisions, four laptops, an iPad, cellphones and clothing,” she said.

One of suspects is big built, the others are of average size.

Anyone with information is requested to contact their nearest police station. A house robbery case is being investigated.

- Supplied.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


10 best dressed men of 2017

And the awards for 2017's best dressed gentlemen go to...


You won't want to miss...

How to open a beer bottle without an opener
WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…
WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.