Advisory regarding shoplifters and petty thieves.
Over the past several weeks Hartbeespoortdam area has experienced an alarmingly high rate of shoplifting and general theft whereby suspects enter malls and shopping complexes and engage in opportunistic stealing. Usually three or more suspects will enter a shop posing as clients and divert the attention of the assistant and then steal a cellphone, handbag or laptop before fleeing the scene. Yesterday afternoon three female suspects were arrested by alert SAPS detectives at Village Mall in possession of numerous stolen items of clothing. The suspects are aged 40, 53 and 62 and come from Mabopane and Soshanguve.
All business owners in our area are requested to be vigilant and be alert regarding this trend.
Romano v d Spuy CPF