Truck drivers have been warned to be extra cautious by Verulam SAPS following a number of theft out of motor vehicles cases, recently.
In the first case, a truck driver from a local supermarket had parked outside the supermarket’s premises when he decided to rest.
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After waking up, he realised that the tarps of the trailer had been cut and that items were also stolen from the trailer.
Communications officer of Verulam SAPS, Cpt Henry Kisten cautioned members of the public on how to be safe while driving or parking their vehicle.
“Members of the public should avoid parking their motor vehicles where there are no security officers present. Ensure that the doors and windows are properly locked. Always be aware of strangers, who approach you about having a flat tyre- their intention can be to steal items in your vehicle or even rob you of your vehicle,” he explained.
He also advised the public to park in well-lit areas. “If in doubt about the safety of an area, contact the police station for advice,” he said.
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Motorists are encouraged to install an alarm or anti-theft device in their vehicles.
“Please make use of parking lots with a parking attendant or try to park in locations that are well-populated and not crowded by bushes or buildings where suspects might easily hide,” he concluded.
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