“Don’t be the next victim of crime”

Wierdabrug police spokesperson Captain Agnes Huma asks residents to be more safety conscious.

Wierdabrug police have started an awareness campaign called “Don’t be the next victim of crime”.

Wierdabrug police spokesperson Captain Agnes Huma has appealed to residents to be more security conscious.

Huma said the most common crimes were hijackings, theft from motor vehicles, house robberies, residential burglaries, business robberies and business burglaries.

The Wierdabrug police released the following safety tips:

Hijackings and theft from vehicles

– Do not leave valuables in your vehicle at any time
– Where possible, do not park your vehicle on pavements, especially overnight. If possible, park behind lockable gates
– Make sure your vehicle is locked
– Be vigilant before entering your driveway
– Check your immediate surroundings for suspicious persons

House robberies and residential burglaries or business burglaries

– Do not keep valuables such as cameras, iPods, tablets, cellphones, car keys and handbags near windows
– Do not give your remote or keys to any person you don’t know well
– Close and lock all doors
– Where valuables are stored in an outside building (Wendy house), ensure you make it as difficult as possible to gain entry
– Lock your gate at the main entrance if possible
– Inform your domestic workers on how to be safe and not trust strangers
– Tell your staff they should watch out for people posing as Eskom, Telkom, Tshwane metro workers trying to access the building.

Also read:

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Hijackings in Wierdabrug area

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