Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Mourners targeted at Eastern Cape gravesite

Mourners and those who visit the grave sites of their dearly departed are warned to be extra cautious and vigilant of their surroundings.

This as there has been an increase in robberies at the Forest Hills cemetery, Eastern Cape.

Since April, at least five robberies occurred at the cemetery.

‘’The robbers threaten the victims with knives and rob them of their personal belongings. In some cases, they request for the vehicle keys and then steal whatever is in the vehicle. The robberies usually occur at any time during the day. The suspects are usually in a group between four and eight,’’ said the police’s Priscilla Naidu.

Mourners are advised not to visit grave sites alone. Visitors are also advised not to wear expensive jewellery and carry valuable items on their visits.

The police spokesperson advised that if suspicious people are seen approaching you while at a grave site, try and make a hasty retreat or attract attention of other people if they are around.


Done by: Mitchum George

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