Homeowners must play their part

New Risk Reduction Committee formed to minimize fire risks

A new Risk Reduction Committee has been set up by Kouga Municipal Fire Department to encourage all property owners to do their part to reducing the risk of fires in the region.
Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson commenting on the newly formed committee said  “All property owners have a role to play in preventing fires by ensuring that there are no unnecessary combustible materials on their properties,” .

He said overgrown erven were among the factors that increased the risk of fire and that the municipality was also accelerating its own bush-clearing program.

Property owners have a responsibility to identify potential risk and take measures to decrease these risks. “This  includes removing overgrown or dry vegetation, as well as safeguarding wood piles, garden furniture, chemicals and the like.”

Intruders to flee gunshots

Intruders flee as victim fires shots trough bedroom door

Detectives from the South African Police Service in Jeffreys Bay have launched a manhunt for three armed suspects who allegedly entered a residence through a partially open window in Dolphin Drive, Aston Bay (Jeffreys Bay), yesterday morning, 14 February 2019 at about 01:30.

It is alleged that the alarm went off as the intruders entered and the 67-year-old woman went to investigate.  She noticed the suspects and screamed.  A scuffle ensued between one of the suspects and the woman and she was stabbed in her hand.  Her son came to assist her but were overpowered and ordered by the intruders to go to the bedroom where the intruderssearched the safe. The intruders took jewellery, a revolver, laptop and cellphones.  

The intruders then left the family in the bedroom and continued to search the rest of the house.  One of the intruders allegedly returned to the bedroom with the revolver and the woman’s husband, (who also had a firearm hidden in the bedroom) fired two shots through the bedroom door.  The intruders immediately fled  the scene on foot with some of the stolen items. 

Jeffreys Bay SAPS were notified and recovered some of the stolen property in the yard.  Detectives are following up on all possible leads. Police appeal to Second-Hand Dealers to be alert of persons wanting to sell jewellery or electronic equipment and to notify SAPS immediately. 

Anyone who might be able to assist with any information about the robbery, may contact SAPS Jeffreys Bay on 042 200 6800 or the Crime Stop toll-free number 08600 10111