#AceNewsReport – Aug.13: The Muldersdrift Police warned that house robberies are on the rise: In a statement Constable Boitumelo Sehloho, the Muldersdrift Police spokesperson said, “Since the beginning of July Muldersdrift has been experiencing an increase in crimes such as house robberies” Sadly, in one such incident on a farm along Beyers Naude Drive in the Zwartkop area, three intruders forced their way into a house:
Two of them were armed with handguns: Once inside they ordered a 73-year-old man to lie down and then tied his hands and legs, then the robbers demanded money, but when they could not find any they beat him up. After searching him they took his cellphone:
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‘The robbers then took the man’s 46-year-old wife and his 15- and 11-year-old daughters to another room where they raped them’ according to police:
The suspects are aged between 21 and 35, and are still at large. File photo.
The robbers then took the man’s 46-year-old wife and his 15- and 11-year-old daughters to another room where they raped them.
The suspects are aged between 21 and 35, and are still at large: We urge the community not approach them as they are armed and dangerous,” read the statement: Constable Sehloho further explained that these crimes usually are committed by three to six attackers armed with handguns. In all these incidents the attackers used force when entering the homes and in some cases the victims were sexually assaulted.
Sehloho said that several cases of house robberies have been reported at Lindley, Zwartkop and Nooitgedacht – all in Muldersdrift.
The police are urging homeowners in the community to be proactive, ramp up their security and be extra vigilant between 7pm and 4am, as well as report any suspicious movement:
The Muldersdrift Police have released safety tips which could help keep the community safe:
- Make sure all exterior doors have reliable locks.
- Don’t leave spare keys under doormats, potted plants or in any other obvious location.
- Keep garage doors closed at all the times.
Muldersdrift Police station commander, Lieutenant Colonel Setlhare condemned this type of criminal behaviour in these hot spot area: He called on the community to report criminal elements to the police: “We also urge the community to assist the police with information about people who buy stolen goods and those who commit house robberies. Together we can fight crime and make sure our country is safe: We will not rest; we will continue doing crime-prevention and stop-and-search operations, and make sure that those who break the law are brought to book and face the full might of the law,” said Setlhare.
The police are calling on anyone with information to contact them on 011 952 4600 or 011 952 4641. Alternatively, contact the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111.
#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Aug.13: 2020:
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