Public told to be vigilant
POLICE have warned the public to be vigilant against a range of criminal activities including robbers using a new modus operandi where they enter residential premises and remove the bulbs outside, to get cover from the darkness.
“They either storm the people relaxing in their houses, threaten with firearms and demand their belongings or steal if there is nobody home,” Tshwane north police spokesperson Matthews Nkoadi said.
They have also warned of an increase in hijackings while couples are relaxing in their cars, especially during the night. “We are appealing to community members to avoid this practice,” he said.
The police also warned about fake prophets that are now spreading in communities. “Fake prophets that used to target the TUT students previously are now spreading to the entire community.” Nkoadi said. More than a dozen citizens had already fallen prey to these fake prophets.
“They pretend to prophesy to the victims, lure them to hand over their belongings, then vanish.” – 701787