We are half way through 2013 ….. where has this year gone? …. And sadly we have to report that the crime has by no means abated ….. Reports still going out to be alert and aware of con men, being extremely polite, but bold enough as to just walk onto properties with a story of either looking for property to rent or that the yard they are in is for sale or a delivery for the address then may ask for a glass of water to drink to divert attention as another accomplice enters into the house and quickly takes all valuables( mobile phones, jewellery, laptops) and searches for cash, before taking off out the gate or over the wall to a waiting getaway car. These men are well dressed and well spoken, full of smiles and small talk …..They are in no hurry and take time in surveying the property and house. The getaway cars have been reported as a silver Mercedes, a black/ dark green Toyota vehicle, or a light grey CVR …… Please be alert and warned.
Mount Pleasant has seen several break ins with laptops, hard drives, mobile and I phones, jewellery with a family crest on the one ring, watches, drivers licence and documents, this is very stressful to all concerned. This is not the only area, there has been feed back in many areas, including Greystone Park, Borrowdale, Chisipite, The Chase, Alex Park and as far as Marondera.
There has been quite a bit of advertising on the subject of pets, please read it and make sure that your animals are not outside at night where they can easily be poisoned. Get them to the nearest vet or 24 hour vet as soon as possible, to witness them in pain and often death is not pleasant. Animals inside are wonderful alarms and the tone of the bark tells all. This in conjunction with your house alarm that should always be activated is a great peace of mind. The usual reminder to please check on all security equipment, remotes and backup systems are in good working order especially with all the power cuts we are receiving on a daily basis
Let’s ALL fight this crime together - stay ALERT and SAFE !