Roof burglars raid spare parts shop

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A case of Business Burglary was opened for investigation following an incident at a well-known motor parts store in Grahamstown. Police spokesperson Captain Mali Govender said the suspects entered the premises using a ladder and then cut the zinc sheet open on the roof. An angle grinder was used.

“The alarm was broken out of the box and signal disconnected,” Govender said. “Two safes were in the cash office immediately below the point of entry. Both safes were opened and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken. Other electronic goods left for sale on the shelf were also taken.”

The thieves appeared to have exited the building in the same manner they entered, Govender said.

The modus operandi was similar to that of a burglary at Makana Traffic Department as well as another store, in incidents in December 2017 and February 2018 respectively.

No arrests had been made, Govender said.

“The community is urged to alert the local SAPS or contact the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111 should they have any information on the incident.”

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