Increase in theft out of vehicles in Rondebosch

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Rondebosch is seeing an increase in theft out of vehicles with seven cases reported in the past week, say police.

Cases were reported in Hope Road in Rosebank, Sandown Road, St Andrews Road, Bonair Road, and the corner of Main and Nursery roads with two in Kelvin Road, according to Rondebosch police spokesman Warrant Officer Lydon Sisam.

“The vehicles were parked on the side street between 2.30pm and 8am the following morning with valuable items in plain sight. Items stolen from vehicles were Apple MacBooks, Dell laptops, wallets, and clothing,” he said.

Warrant Officer Sisam called on residents to be vigilant, remove all valuables from parked vehicles, and park inside a garage or behind locked gates.

• Three UCT students walking on Woolsack Bridge, on campus, were robbed at gunpoint on Sunday February 12, at about 12.45am.

The mugger ran off after taking the students’ cellphones, said Warrant Officer Sisam. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported.

Anyone with more information can contact Detective Sergeant Marlon Marais at 021 685 6600 or report any suspicious persons or vehicles to Rondebosch police at 021 685 6600 or call 10111.