Protea Glen Police bringing awareness on house robberies to residents

From left resident Lebo Thobisi, warrent officer Mathonsi, Sergeant Makhubela and Sergeant Mashiteng.



House robbery suspects still on the run


Protea Glen SAPS hosted an outreach program for residents in extension 24 to bring awareness to criminal activity in the area.

Communication officer of the department, Sergeant Vincent Mashiteng said, because the area is still developing with new homes being built, not many residents live in the area.

He said that during the day it gets very quiet, therefore there is a huge problem of house break-ins that residents that are there are exposed to.

The Community Policing Forum (CPF) members joined officers on the streets handing out pamphlets and giving talks to residents alerting them on safety tips on how to avoid house robberies, house breaking, and theft situations.

Here are some tips on what to do if you are a victim of a house robbery:

  • Contact your nearest police station immediately.
  • Wait until fingerprints and statements are taken before touching anything.
  • Do not allow private security companies to enter the house or touch anything before the police have arrived.
  • A list of the make, model and serial numbers of electrical appliances and valuable equipment should always be available for investigation purposes.

The areas in Protea Glen that are mostly affected by the above mentioned crimes is Sector four which comprises of extensions 11 – 29.

Residents please be aware of your surroundings and do the right thing.

If you are a victim or witness a crime, you can call the following emergency numbers: 011 986 9272/ 9575/ 9281.

Sphindile Mbatha

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