A tow truck driver fell victim to a shooting on the Berea, at the weekend.
Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios said an armed response officer responded to the scene in King Dinuzulu Road at around 6:10am.
“Paramedics from Rescue Care attended the scene and stabilised the victim before transporting him to hospital,” Mathios said.
He said the circumstances surrounding the shooting were unclear at this stage.
Mathios advised business owners and staff to be vigilant, especially when opening up and closing their premises.
“Criminals target business premises when staff are opening up and closing shops and offices. It’s therefore important to be extremely alert when arriving in the mornings and to make sure that there are no suspicious individuals sitting in a vehicle or standing around watching for an opportune moment to strike,” Mathios said.
“If you suspect you are being followed to the premises rather play it safe and take a drive around the block and alert your security company as well as the police to investigate if necessary,” Mathios said.
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He advised business owners to install CCTV surveillance cameras at the entrance of the business premises and to put up signs stating that no cash is kept on the premises.
“CCTV surveillance cameras act as a strong deterrent against crime and they can assist security companies and the police in their investigation in the event of an incident occurring. Also, always try to vary the times that you go to your bank branch to avoid a pattern of your movements emerging that could make you a vulnerable victim,” Mathios said.
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