Verulam SAPS is once again warning communities to be vigilant as winter approaches following a pair of armed robberies in the area.
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In the first incident, a woman, who was on her way home in the evening, took a shortcut over a bridge when she was robbed at gunpoint of her cellphone and other valuables.
In another case, it’s alleged by the victim that around 5am, he was outside conducting an inspection on his vehicle when he was held up at gunpoint.
The suspects forced him back into his house where they robbed him of cellphones, a television and other valuables before fleeing in the victim’s company vehicle.
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Communications officer of Verulam SAPS, Cpt Henry Kisten said, “We are therefore warning communities not to use these lonely and unlit roads especially when walking by themselves. We are asking communities to be vigilant at all times as winter is now creeping in and criminals will be roaming the streets either on foot or by vehicle.”
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