Residents of Boksburg continue to lose their precious and valuable property to criminals.
According to Boksburg SAPS reports, criminals are burglarizing and robbing several homes and businesses on a weekly basis, mugging people on their way home from work, hijacking cars and smashing car windows to grab valuables at traffic lights and stop streets.
Thugs are victimizing residents at night when they are fast asleep in their homes, stealing electric appliances, money, jewellery, groceries and other items.
Some daring criminals in Boksburg are targeting parked cars, breaking into vehicles and stealing goods and car accessories, in broad daylight.
The hardest hit areas include Sunward Park, Parkdene, Parkrand, Boksburg CBD and Boksburg South.
All this is happening despite the police’s committed to try and pacify the areas worst affected by crime.
In efforts to bring down crime, the Boksburg police have stepped up patrols and regularly hold crime operations in the identified hot spots, but thieves are proving hard to catch.
More than five properties were burgled during the period between June 1 and 7.
Thieves on June 6 forced their way into a house in Parkdene, and stole valuable goods worth about R120 000. The stolen items included a TV set, laptops, computers, jewellery and clothing.
* Also in Parkdene, thugs forced their way into a house and stole goods worth about R50 000, on June 6. A TV set, laptops, expensive perfumes and a tablet were among the stolen items.
On June 7, criminals forced their way into a house in Freeway Park and stole a TV set, jewellery, laptop and clothes.
In Boksburg South, thieves burgled a house on Claim Street and stole valuable goods worth thousands of Rand, on June 7. The loot included electrical appliances, clothing and money.
* House robbery
A resident of Sunward Park was at his home with his gardener on June 2, when three armed men confronted them and demanded money.
The home owner and his employee were then tied up with wires and assaulted by the thugs.
The robbers then helped themselves to the owner’s valuable goods and money, before they fled the scene.
With this spike in crime in the city, residents are urged to be vigilant at all times to avoid falling prey to these criminals.
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