Residents are urged to be vigilant as prowling suspects are using the cold, chilly nights and mornings and the cover of darkness to employ their criminal tactics.
Alpha Alarms reports that yard hopping and thefts are on the rise, as well as hijackings in Isipingo.
A Sulageni Road resident awoke to find his vehicle broken into this morning (Wednesday, 6 June). Alpha Alarms response officers noticed that the fence had been cut and the suspects had entered via the opening. The vehicle wires had been cut and the coil, alternator and starter relay were stolen from the Opel Kadett.
“Residents are urged to ensure their alarm system and beams are activated when locking up or departing from the premises,” said communications officer, Krishnee Naidoo. “When dogs bark, go and investigate. Check for suspicious movements and activity, and inform police or your security service provider.
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“Do not attempt to investigate on your own and risk your life and that of your family. Ensure your car alarm is activated. If you do not have a security system, consider investing in one for the safety and security of yourself and your family, and ensure emergency numbers are prominently displayed for quick access,” she said.
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