A spate of crimes are being committed on plots in Pretoria North, particularly house robberies and rape. “Criminals are now going to the extent of stealing solar panels from the roofs of houses.”
This is according to police spokesperson Captain Matthews Nkoadi.
He explained the perpetrators were usually in groups of two or three wearing balaclavas and wielding guns.
“We urge communities in that area to up their security and inform us of any suspicious activities,” Nkoadi said.
Other popular crimes he identified included robberies of hair salons, taxis and buses.
“Criminals are now going to the extent of stealing solar panels from the roofs of houses,” he said.
Other forms of crime in Pretoria North seem to be on the decrease.
Nkoadi also said students in other parts of Pretoria were still being targeted by false prophets who were roaming the streets.
“We urge our students to please be more clever than these people,” he said.
He added that most robberies took place in the evening at around 20:00.
Meanwhile Toyota Quantum robbers have been “quiet”.
This follows after Thabo Baloyi was found dead last week. He had been reported missing earlier.
AUTHOR Keitumetse Maako/ Rekord North
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