A church in Tormyn Street, Pellsrus in Jeffreys Bay was burgled for the second time in as many weeks on Thursday, 12 May 2011 when thieves targeted the property to steal a kettle and stove according to ADT.
Thieves often go back to a specific property for a second time and residents are reminded to make sure that damages are repaired and security measures upgraded immediately after a burglary.
Ensure that all valuables and important documents are photocopied, authenticated by a Commissioner of Oath and securely locked away.
• Fit suitable locks or bolts to all sliding and perimeter doors to prevent them from being lifted off their tracks.
• Lock all duplicate keys away if they are not in use.
• Keep the garage and toolshed locked when not in use. Would–be intruders should not have access to any item that can be used as a weapon or burglary tool.
• Install motion sensitive security lights that can be remotely controlled from inside the house.
• Remember that high walls and tall hedges can obscure a clear view of the property. If walls and hedges are low, or have openings, neighbours and passers-by will be able to spot suspicious or unusual activity.
• Trim the plants near the garage entrance and front door to limit those spots from being used as a hiding place.