WARNING: Spike in theft of motor vehicles in Greenwood Park

Greenwood Park police have urged motorists to not park on the side of the road as this makes them soft targets of theft.

The station’s communications officer, Sgt Vincent Mthembu, said the area is facing a huge problem of increased theft of motor vehicles. 

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He added that vehicles such as the Ford Ranger are on the target list for criminals as two of those vehicles were stolen in two days.

Talking about the cases, Sgt Mthembu said the complainant had parked his vehicle on 57 Aloefield Road and when he returned after 45 minutes, it was gone.

In a separate incident, another victim parked his Ford Ranger at his home in Poegernwood Close, Glen Anil and left. The following day, when he returned, he found that the car was stolen.

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“Again, we urge the community not to park on the side of the road. Keep the doors locked and windows closed at all times when driving and stationery at intersections to prevent carjackings. I also advise motorists to install security measures in their vehicles such as car tracker and smash and grab tints,” said Sgt Mthembu.

Police have asked community members, who may have information in this regard, to contact them on 031 571-6512 or Crime Stop on 08600-10111.

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