Pub­lic told to be vig­i­lant

Afro Voice (Free State) - - GAUTENG NEWS - TNA REPORTER

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

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