Crim­i­nals tar­get ve­hi­cle bat­ter­ies

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Conelia Harry

IN­CI­DENTS of ve­hi­cle bat­tery thefts have spiked this week af­ter cases were re­ported in Meerensee and Brack­en­ham.

In the early hours of Wed­nes­day morn­ing crim­i­nals tar­geted a prop­erty in Golden Fern street in Brack­en­ham and stripped two ve­hi­cles, a Kia truck and a mini bus of its bat­ter­ies at about 3am.

Ac­cord­ing to Richards Bay SAPS Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer Cap­tain Deb­bie Fer­reira, a ve­hi­cle in Meerensee was also bro­ken into be­tween Mon­day night and Tues­day morn­ing. The back win­dow was bro­ken to gain en­try into the ve­hi­cle.

Ve­hi­cles left at busi­nesses in Dol­lar Drive were also tar­geted in the last few months.

‘We ap­peal to res­i­dents to al­ways check that their ve­hi­cles are locked at all times and to be aware of this mo­dus operandi,’ said Fer­reira.

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