Police call on residents to be vigilant

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Table View police station is urging people to be extra vigilant with the increase in robberies in the community.

Captain Adriana Chandler says people should refrain from talking on cellphones while walking in public.

“Many victims have been threatened with dangerous weapons, and their cellphones taken from them by force. When you are behind the steering wheel of your vehicle, it is against the law to use your hands to hold your cellphone and speak on it. Recently, a victim was stationary at a red traffic light on the corners of Gie and Blaauwberg roads in Table View when the thief grabbed the cellphone from his hands through the window and ran away. This occurred before 9am in the morning,” she said.

If you are a victim or are aware of any crime being committed in your neighbourhood, call Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or your local police station.