It is the Festive season and a time when many South Africans buy gifts for family and friends! Unfortunately this is not only a time for giving – for criminals it is also a time of taking! If we are not alert we may easily find ourselves without our valuables and with unnecessary damage to our vehicles…
We urge all vehicle owners to increase alertness and not to fall prey to our many smash and grab criminals!
What is being targeted?
The thieves are usually after valuables which they can easily identify from outside the vehicle and sell as easily once removed from the possession of the motorists. Items targeted include:
- Purses, hand bags and wallets
- Laptop bags, briefcases and backpacks
- Shopping bags
- Cell phones, MP3 players and tablets
- Loose change and CDs
On the Arrive Alive website we share information on how to prevent smash and grab as well as the risks presented by the remote jamming thieves. We would like to create additional awareness this festive season by sharing some insights from a criminal: