North­dale res­i­dent hunt­ing news- hun­gry thief

The Witness - Wheels - - NEWS - SISO NAILE • siso. naile@ wit­ness. co. za

A NORTH­DALE res­i­dent has fallen vic­tim to a skulk­ing news­pa­per thief, strik­ing un­der the cover of dark­ness, for months on end.

A frus­trated Lyn Singh laid com­plaint af­ter com­plaint with The Wit­ness, think­ing that her pa­per was not be­ing de­liv­ered.

How­ever, one morn­ing, be­fore sun­rise, she no­ticed a woman sneak­ing away from her post­box, news­pa­per in hand.

As Singh rushed into her drive­way, the news- hun­gry thief made off in a car.

“It was a young In­dian lady wear­ing a white jacket in a white Golf. When I got out of the house she drove off with the pa­per,” she said.

She added that her news­pa­per started go­ing miss­ing ev­ery morn­ing since late last year, and she as­sumed that The Wit­ness was no longer de­liv­er­ing the pa­per, un­til she phoned and laid a com­plaint.

“Once I re­alised that some­one may have been tak­ing the pa­per, we de­cided to ar­range with The Wit­ness de­liv­ery men to press the in­ter­com ev­ery morn­ing when drop­ping off the pa­per at our house so that we could iden­tify the pa­per thief,” she said.

Singh said there had only been a sin­gle sight­ing of the thief. “I think she’s still lay­ing low ever since she got caught. Peo­ple like ma­hala stuff, they don’t want to work and own their own things,” she said.

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