A bakkkie was broken into in Flamingo Street and a house broken into in Woodpecker Street over the past few days in the normally crime free suburb of Aston Bay.
The Jeffreys Bay Police and Smhart Security were quick to respond but unfortunately none of the criminals were apprehended.
The Aston Bay Neighbourhood Watch has urged residents to close their windows at night as the house breaking occured through an open window.
The thugs simply bent the burglar bars and entered the house. They then walked upstairs and shone a torch in the eyes of the resident and demanded money.
Luckily the resident had the presence of mind to push the Security Company’s panic button but the criminals managed to evade being apprehended.
As the holiday season approaches, crime normally increases in the Aston Bay area and residents are urged to take the necessary precautions to prevent themselves from becoming a victim of crime.
The sound of a window breaking can alert residents, who can then react timeously to a potential home invasion.