‘Be vigilant during lockdown’

National police spokesman, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, has called on citizens to continue being vigilant and conscious of lurking opportunistic criminals during lockdown and help the police.

He said the fundamental reason for President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighting SAPS as an exception to the 21-day lockdown from tomorrow, Thursday March 26 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, was to ensure both lockdown and normal policing continued.

Brigadier Naidoo said they would do everything possible to safeguard everyone.

A man appeared in Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on Monday March 23 after allegedly defrauding a perfume store.

The 34-year-old man had allegedly paid for perfume valued at R95 000 via an electronic funds transfer (EFT); taken possession of the goods and then reversed the transaction on Thursday March 19.

On Tuesday March 3 a similar case was reported in Mitchell’s Plain, using the same modus operandi. In this case the perfume was valued at R97 000.