WARNING: Criminals use new trend to gain entry into business premises

Police are warning business owners about a new trend used by criminals to gain access inside the property.  It is alleged that criminals are using the roof to get inside business premises where they ransack the place, steal valuables and flee.

Greenwood Park SAPS communications officer, Sgt Vincent Mthembu, said the new trend has surfaced in businesses around North Coast Road, Briardene and Springfield Park.

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“We have noticed that criminals remove tiles from the roof and gain entry. We urge business owners to put in place extra security measures to secure their businesses,” he said.

Sgt Mthembu added that the station has had about four reported cases of such break-ins. He added that business owners should instruct their security guards to patrol the premises often instead of sitting in one spot. No arrests have been made in these cases, police are investigating further.

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Sgt Mthembu has appeals to residents who may have information leading to arrests of perpetrators of crime to contact the station on 031-571-6512/3/4 or 08600-10111.

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