Centurion…the nightmare unfolding

Julie 14, 2012 in Sonder kategorie

Residents in Centurion – traditionally an overwhelmingly Afrikaner-area – are under siege on the streets, outside the schools and while withdrawing cash from banks by organised, armed crime gangs. The LookLocal.co.za newspaper owned by Caxton newspaper group lately reports numerous incidents over the past months where residents are accosted, robbed and terrorised.

 

Principal Carel Cronjé of Laerskool Swartkop and councillor Ina Strijdom recently raised the alarm about ‘the recent increase in smash and grab incidents happening in the school’s parking lot.Cronje warned parents and children should be wide awake and on the look out for suspicious activities, reported local journalist Suzette van Huyssteen 20 April 2012.Another targetted school is the Afrikaans primary school Swartkop in Valhalla, said ward councillor Ina Strijdom.

 

“The gangs operate in groups. One group stays in a get-away vehicle while the others do ‘shopping’. Strijdom added that the Wierda Bridge community police forum (CPF) recorded five incidents since December 2011.Another two incidents were recorded since the start of schools in April 2012. “You might think you are only leaving your vehicle for five minutes, but these criminals need only a few seconds to smash your window and steal your valuables. Strijdom believed that the same gangs were moving between the schools. “Once their modus operandi are clear to residents and the CPF, they move to the next school.

 

We had similar incidents at Vhalliespark Primary School formerly known as Laerskool Valhalla. Strijdom asked Pretoria metro to erect “Smash and Grab” warning signs outside the school to alert parents. Recently two crime hotspots were also identified on two residential streets by SAPS wo Antoine Botha, crime-victim Anja Johnsen and wo Eddie Pretorius: one was located at Gerhard Str & West Avenue in Centurion where four women were robbed within a week, and the other one at Rabie Street and End Avenue. Crime victim Mrs Johnsen and her dad searched the veld next to the road and found ‘masses of other bank-cards and empty wallets,’ they said. They handed in the stolen property to the police for return to their owners.

 

W/o Antoine Botha of Lyttelton SAPS said they were aware of the danger-zones and encourage motorists to be cautious when approaching them.

Earlier local councillor Clive Napier also had received ‘numerous complaints’ about the End/Rabie Streets intersection at Clubview, he said. The smash and grabs have been going on for years, but increased in frequency recently,” Napier said. He also urged residents to be very alert when approaching this intersection – and to avoid using it at night. 

 

 It was reported that a woman had fought for her life against four armed Sotho-speaking male attackers who had followed her from the Standard Bank in Centurion after she’d withdrawn R23,000 cash.She was close to her place of employment near Centurion lake before she realised she was being followed by four men in a white VW Polo who rushed her right outside the security-gate at her work. One men knew exactly where to find the cash: she’d hidden it inside her bra. Dramatic footage of the security camera at the business parking lot showed how she was tackled and robbed within just six seconds before the men fled.

 

http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/centurion/centurion-news-crime?oid=5747694&sn=Detail&pid=1345603&Gewapende-rowers-beroof-vrou

 

 SAPS brig Brig. George Manganye who commands the Lyttelton-polisiestation confirmed that there are ‘crime syndicates operating in the area which specialise in targetting clients withdrawing cash from banks.’ Earlier. SAPS officers w/o Gerhard Pauls and Constable Wayne Crewe also prevented more attacks on residential homes when they arrested three suspects in The Reeds for being in possession of alleged housebreaking equipment. Wierdabrug police on regular patrol noticed a suspicious Volkswagen Golf with three occupants. Warrent Officer Gerhard Pauls and Constable Wayne Crewe stopped the suspects and conducted a vehicle search. According to Captain Agnus Huma, spokesperson at Wierdabrug police station, tools that were allegedly used for housebreaking were found in the vehicle. Among the tools the front part of a pickaxe, allegedly used to break open burglar bars and security doors were found. The three suspects were arrested and charged with being in possession of suspected housebreaking tools. Police suspect that the men have allegedly been involved in various burglaries in the area over the past few months. http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/centurion/centurion-news-crime?oid=5842074&sn=Detail&pid=1345603&Suspects-found-with-housebreaking-tools

 

Blikskottel: Wonder how long it will take before people start to retaliate….

25 antwoorde op Centurion…the nightmare unfolding

  1. TS het gesê op Julie 14, 2012

    Angswekkend

  2. Absoluut, maar dis wat die nuwe RSA se werklikhede is.

  3. Geitjie1 het gesê op Julie 14, 2012

    Na my vakansie ondervinding in 7 Europese lande, kan ek net sê ons bly inderdaad in Crime Country!

    Toe ek saans daar die volgepakte straatkafeetjies ervaar het, gesien het hoe mense saans sorgeloos in die strate wandel, kinders op hul fietse ry en bejaardes in die strate stap – het dit my soos ‘n emmer yswater getref oor wat ons mis. Saans as die son sak is ons agter slot, grendel, diefwering en traliehekke!

  4. loudavisi het gesê op Julie 14, 2012

    Genade! Wanneer gaan mense weer besef jy moet werk vir jou geld..

    Belaglike gedagte, ek weet.

  5. terwyl daar so met naamsverandering gepeuter word – kom ons doop die plek weer Verwoerdburg !

  6. shlwanjan het gesê op Julie 14, 2012

    Woon jy in Centurion?

  7. HeavyHenry het gesê op Julie 14, 2012

    Mens moet maar wakker loop – en bereid wees om aapkak te gaan in die verdediging van jou lewe en jou goed. As jy wakker loop, los die rubbish jou gewoonlik uit – hulle soek maklike teikens.

  8. Gisteraand 10.30 huistoe gestap en presies dieselfde geloop en dink.

  9. lora2me het gesê op Julie 14, 2012

    Hierdie bendes beweeg van een gebied na die ander. Ons het hier ook gesien dat sodra ‘n geteikende straat of area meer sekuriteit kry, beweeg die mense net bloot na ‘n volgende straat. Hulle is ook desperaat om motors te steel en sal eerder mense by hul outomatiese hekke aanval as om in te gaan. Die nuwe motors met die “proximity”-sleutels, is natuurlik gevaarlik omdat die bestuurder saam met die voertuig gegryp moet word. Barbaars! Dis tyd dat ons werkskeppend dink i.p.v. om te toi-toi vir meer geld vir die paar mense wat werk het.

  10. sirpsa het gesê op Julie 14, 2012

    Hier is juis in ons omgewing die afgelope twee weke 24 honde vergiftig. Ons verwag enige oomblik ‘n groot aanslag.

  11. Berei julself voor, dis al wat ek kan voorstel.

  12. Ons wil, maar die regering hou nie van ons nie…

  13. Ja en baie siek.

  14. Ek stem saam.

  15. ja, kan jy jopu voorstel hoe groot gekerm sal dan opgaan uit die commie geledere en die van hul liberale meelopers.

  16. barbare dink nie so nie…feite is feite.

  17. Ek ken presies daai gevoel.

  18. Nee, maar baie mense wat ons winkels ondersteun kom van daar af.

  19. Lekka Polies doen hul joppie…nie soos in die ou dae nie huh…

  20. suspects are white I bet…

  21. I actually do not care what their color is….why should I?

  22. Ou seun, die cops in RSA het die hele plot verloor. In ons dorpie is dit net ons eie buurtwag patrollies was regtig die jop ordentlik doen. Die cops kom help net uit na al die kak die fan klaar geslat het….verder sit hulle en totties vleg in die stasie.

  23. HK het gesê op Maart 10, 2013

    Ons is wit mense in kafferland, dis nou die kaffers se land. Hulle kan ons goed vat en doen net wat hulle wil want dis die kaffers se land. Jy moet dit aanvaar of ‘n witmens vriendelike land soek en immigreer. 2.5 million goeie wit mense het dit al lankal besef. Al wie oor is in kafferland is kafferboeties en wiites wat nie kan bekostig om te immigreer nie. Ek het 2 gewapende rooftogte, 2 kapings en 3 huis rooftogte oorleef, ek is ‘n wit man in kafferland en moet dit aanvaar en soek ‘n wit land om heen te gaan. Ek haat kaffers en is trots daarop. As jy nie van my kommentaar hou nie dan is jy ‘n kaffer in ‘n wit vel.

    • Ek haat geen mens, maar haat baie dinge wat mense doen, soos die bv trand waarop jy skryf ook. Wie gee jou nou inelkgeval die pag van kennis en wysheid om te oordeel wie en wat is goeie en slegte wit mense? My raad aan jou kalmeer en gaan meet die inskrywing van jou teen die Bybel en bid vir vergifnis.

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