LEPHALALE — Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena from Lephalale Police addressed community members on Friday 18 November and warned them about the latest crime trends. He targeted a shopping complex, ATM’s and taxi ranks.
According to WO Mokoena, there are five crime trends that they deal with, especially at this time of year.
He warned the community not to buy stolen goods that are being sold, especially at taxi ranks.
Secondly he warned community members not to hitch hike, because they may get robbed, raped or murdered.
He asked shoppers to make sure about the content of their shopping trolleys and to pay for their shopping at the legal pay point. “Do not take up any offer of anyone to pay half of the value of the trolley’s content and to meet you outside while he/she takes the trolley out at the back door” he said.
“Do not use an ATM machine when the screen is black or when the screen is facing the sun and check your surroundings before you draw money. Check for any devices that can take a picture of your pin number” he warned.
He also asks the community to be on the lookout for people who pretend to be police officers. “Ask them to show their Police ID card and take your time to make sure the person on the card is the same person that is standing in front of you” he concluded.