Melkbos Crime Roundup

Armed robbers
Melkbosstrand police have apprehended two of the three armed robbers who struck a house in Horn Crescent early yesterday morning, says police spokesperson Constable Debbie Alard. The police have retrieved some of the stolen items. A third suspect made off with the family’s Nevada bakkie, a firearm,  jewellery and some other items. The suspects abandoned the cellphones they had stolen, realising that they could be used to trace them.  Anyone with information about the stolen bakkie can contact Constable Alard at 072 560 2558/021 5538200

Warn your chars
Beware of the con woman who sweet talks her way past your char and then robs your house of small valuables. The woman, who makes as if she knows the home owners, struck a house in Melkbosstrand yesterday. Constable Alard says the woman follows the same modus operandi as earlier this year. She approaches the char while the home owners are at work. She appears to phone them from her cellphone, and then gets the go-ahead from the char to enter the house in order “to do measurements.” While doing this she steals items like jewellery and cellphones. In the latest case the woman stole jewellery. A case docket has been opened. Constable Alard urges home owners to inform their chars of this scam.




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