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Increase in home invasions

Mere Naleba
Friday, December 13, 2013

POLICE are again urging members of the public to keep their homes and belongings secure during this merry-making season.

This follows the increase in home invasions and other theft cases around the country.

A 39-year-old businessman was the victim of a house break-in when an unknown person entered his home by removing the louvre blades and got away with items worth $1800.

In another incident, a 52-year-old woman's home was invaded by an unknown person who gained entry through the back door by force.

The unknown person stole electronic items and other valuables worth $2300.

"During this festive season we are once again requesting members of the public to ensure their valuables are kept safe at all times," said police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro.

"A number of reports have been received around the divisions where items such as mobile phones, laptops and other electronic items have topped the list of stolen items."

Ms Naisoro said other popular targets for thieves were vehicles.

She said vehicle owners who left valuable items in the car were often targeted.

This included cell phones, cameras, laptops and electronic items .