Smash and Grabbers on Gordon Road Bridge

Smash and Grabbers on Gordon Road Bridge
Smash and Grab South Africa

Suspected smash and grabbers at N1 Gordon Road bridge on November 10, 2014. The thieves are usually after valuables which they can easily identify from outside the vehicle and sell as easily once removed from the possession of the motorists.

Items targeted include:

  • Purses, hand bags and wallets
  • Laptop bags, briefcases and backpacks
  • Shopping bags
  • Cell phones, MP3 players and tablets
  • Loose change and CDs
  • Keys

Taking Away the Attraction:

  • Reduce the chances of becoming a target by removing that which the criminals are trying to get their hands on.
  • Smash-and-grab car burglars aren’t exactly criminal masterminds. Many simply act on impulse.
  • Don’t have bags, cellular phones, briefcases or other valuables visible inside the vehicle – valuables only attract thieves who may break your car window.
  • Hide your valuables. – Car floors, dashboards and seats are not good places to leave items.
  • If you can’t take valuable items with you, hide them out of sight in your trunk.

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