In today’s Cape Argus and on IOL:
Durbanville and Bellville police are warning
residents to be on high alert and to ensure that they set their house alarms at night – even when they’re inside the house.
Police say a number of burglary gangs are targeting houses in those areas.
New research has shown that during the past year, house robberies increased by 13,5 percent and a staggering 97 percent of all robbers are armed.
This is the latest in crime intelligence research done by Dr Rudolph Zinn, senior lecturer in the School of Criminal Justice at Unisa, in an intensive study on house robberies and robbers.
Zinn, a professor in the department of forensic and crime investigation, said almost 15 000 residential robberies were committed last year.
Read about my experience yesterday here.