Beware of mugging

Posted on October 11, 2013 · Posted in Crime

A local resident sent us this story – a situation is developing which people should be aware of.

My son and his friends, all in the age bracket of 16 to 19 years old, are very wary of walking around Kommetjie, day or night.

To the extent that they ask for lifts home, instead of walking the short distance as they used to do.

They have been intimidated and apparently several have been mugged; I think with knives (I suspect for their cell phones). It sometimes starts with begging; “R2, have you got R2”.

From our experience the situation has been worsening over the past six months. The area that seems to be worst hit is, Teubes Road on both sides of Kirsten, Kirsten itself and around the garage.

It is disturbing and this situation has changed Kommetjie’s relaxed attitude, leaving more than a bad taste in the mouth.
Possibly other families are having similar experiences.

We will have to be even more aware.
Keep safe