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House robberies on the Increase in Cosmo City!

By Mzukona Mantshontsho

Cosmo City residents are warned to please be alert at all times especially during the evenings. Residents are requested to ensure that proper locks are installed on the inside of doors and security gates.

Please DO NOT leave any doors or windows open or unlocked during the night when sleeping.

A group of two to four suspects are targeting residents staying in the “back rooms”. The suspects are forcing or kicking the doors open to gain entry and mostly commit these crimes in the early hours of the morning. The suspects operate on foot and no vehicle has been seen. It is believed that the suspects are in their early twenties. The suspects only take small items, cellphones and cash.

Ensure that you have the number of the South African Police Service (SAPS) to contact immediately when you hear someone at your door or notice any suspicious people or vehicles. Please report any robbery immediately to the SAPS and do not leave the reporting for the next day.

Important phone numbers to REMEMBER!

Honeydew South African Police Services: +27(0)11 801- 8613/4/5

Police sector vehicles in Cosmo City: +27(0) 71 675 7104 / +27(0) 71 675 7109.

(Always know your street address, with the nearest corner and extension in which you stay).

  • Residents need to know the contact numbers for the police,
  • Each extension must have a task team, and
  • There should be incentives for the CPF, the patrollers and block committees.

To report crime in Cosmo City, these are the numbers:

The satellite police station in extension 8 – 011- 875 9941 or 011- 875 9940.

Housing Units in Cosmo City are in trouble because of House Robberies!