Theft from ve­hi­cles a ma­jor con­cern

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Conelia Harry

IN­CI­DENTS of theft out of ve­hi­cles have in­creased and Richards Bay SAPS are ap­peal­ing to res­i­dents to avoid leav­ing valu­ables in their ve­hi­cles.

Ac­cord­ing to Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer, Cap­tain Deb­bie Fer­reira, re­ports of car jam­ming have resur­faced and po­lice are ask­ing mem­bers of the pub­lic to phys­i­cally check that their ve­hi­cles are locked be­fore walk­ing away.

‘Items such as lap­tops, cell­phones, iden­tity doc­u­ments, wal­lets, sun­glasses and cam­eras are still be­ing left in­side ve­hi­cles and this is a cause for con­cern,’ said Fer­reira.

‘Valu­ables, even if locked in­side the ve­hi­cle, are still at risk and we urge peo­ple not to leave any valu­ables at all.

‘We can­not stress enough the im­por­tance of tak­ing an ex­tra few min­utes to check that the ve­hi­cle is se­cured, even af­ter lock­ing it with the car remote.

‘For safety rea­sons, rather take along your bags even if you are only go­ing to make a short stop.’

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