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Police warn of growing crime trend

The South African Police Services in Ga-Rankuwa, Tshwane has advised residents to be vigilant of a growing crime trend in which groups of men rob students in their homes.

The worrying trend sees crooks target students at therental places where they reside. Captain Matthews Nkoadi said this method involves about three or four men who would enter the yard where the students are staying. “They would knock on the window and lure the unsuspecting victim(s) to open the door, they would point a gun at them and rob them of their belongings,” said Nkoadi.

He said: “The robbers would then leave unnoticed since they intimidated their victims into not making any noise. We believe that this modus operandi is spreading to other areas as well. We urge members of the community to be vigilant at all times.”

The police are calling upon all communities to report criminal activities on their crime stop number: 086 06 10111.

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