THE INCIDENTS & TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Valued ADT client of Johannesburg,
In recent weeks, three incidents where criminals were targeting people as they enter their driveways have been reported to ADT Security.
According to the incident reports that ADT has received, most of these driveway robberies are opportunistic. Criminals seem to be patrolling the area and taking advantage of a situation they deem an easy target. At present there does not seem to be a pattern to time of day or specifically targeted suburbs.
In the first incident the driver of the vehicle was parked in his driveway waiting for the gate to open when a vehicle stopped behind his car and two armed suspects held him at gunpoint, demanding he get out of the car. Fortunately the driver was unharmed and the vehicle later recovered by a tracking company.
In a second incident, a high-profile resident was held up in Craighall, Johannesburg while she was waiting for her gate to close. A vehicle tailgated her in and blocked the gate from closing. The suspects fled the scene after taking her jewellery. Fortunately she was unharmed during the incident.
In a third incident, a resident in Lukasrand, Pretoria, arrived home where once again a vehicle tailgated her in, blocked the gate from closing and three armed suspects demanded the vehicle keys. The suspects took valuables and left in the vehicle. No one was harmed in the incident.
In light of these incidents it is crucial that residents be alert and report any suspicious behaviour to ADT or the SAPS immediately.
Below are some valuable tips to consider: