Regular police patrols to nip Belper Road crime in the bud

Residents of Belper Road in Wynberg say they are at their wits’ end as they continue to be targeted by criminals.

Since last week’s report appeared in the Southern Mail (“Criminals target Belper Road”), there have been at least six incidents in the road, including three break-ins – on Friday Octo-
ber 13, Saturday October 14 and Monday October 16 – and a mugging under the bridge at the top of the
road.

Other incidents included an intruder breaking into a car on the premises of a block of flats during
the early hours of Wednesday October 11 and another car break-in, later that day.

Southern Mail last week reported that three incidents had taken place on Monday October 9, one of which was the hijacking of an elderly resident.

Captain Ntomboxolo Nqunqeka, spokesperson for Wynberg Police, confirmed that the latest six incidents had been report-
ed.

“They involve car-jacking, house-break-ins, attempted house breaking and theft of motor vehicle.”

She said police patrol the area regularly and even conduct road
blocks.

“Flyers are distributed almost on a weekly basis, advising people about the safest places to park their vehicles and the hot spots where mostly cars are stolen and also to be vigilant and report these suspicious people to the police be-
cause by so doing you can help (protect) someone’s property,” said Captain Nqunqeka.

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