Randburg police urge residents to be vigilant when at home or at work

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Randburg police are warning residents to be vigilant after two separate robbery incidents in their policing area.

According to the Randburg Police Station spokesperson Captain Makgowanyana Maja, a woman was tied up and robbed while at her workplace in Kensington B.

“On Monday, 8 May at about 10am the victim was at her workplace when she noticed two suspects walking down the stairs. She thought it was customers but noticed a firearm on one of them. They tied her up and demanded money, which they took,” she said.

Maja added that in a separate incident in the Florida policing area, the victim was leaving her house when she was approached by an armed suspect.

“The victim was forced into the house, tied up and robbed of her electrical appliances in the house. As the investigation is continuing in these matters we are appealing to our community to work with us by supplying information and to apply the following safety tips,” he urged.

Maja explained that it was important to know emergency numbers and contact details of your neighbour, off the cuff.

“Know your neighbours and agree on how to get to in touch with one another in the case of emergency.”

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Maja gave the following tips:

  • Report any suspicious people around your area
  • Notify the police when a crime is committed near or around you
  • Make sure your alarm system is functioning
  • Do not buy stolen property
  • Do not open either the gate or door for strangers
  • Be aware of suspicious persons walking on the street or loitering near your home
  • Notify the police of any suspicious activities
  • Be aware that some suspects pretend to be meter readers in order to gain access to the property. Ascertain first before you open the gate
  • Be careful of people pretending to be distributing pamphlets at the intersections. It can happen that once you open your window to get the pamphlet, they point a firearm and rob you.

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Gaahele Mokgoro

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