Tyger Valley a hot spot for thefts out of cars – police

There has been a series of thefts from vehicles at Tyger Valley shopping centre, say police.

There has been a spike in thefts from vehicles at the Tyger Valley shopping centre, in recent months, and the police are urging the public to watch out for thieves who use remote jamming devices to stop cars locking.

On Monday May 9, a laptop was stolen from the boot of a car, and on Wednesday May 11, a laptop, two cellphones and a watch were stolen, also from a car’s boot, said Bellville police spokesman Captain Aubrey Morwenyane

The crimes were most likely to happen from 2pm to 4pm, he said.

“Every month there is one or more incidents reported in and around Tyger Valley. We advise the public to check if they locked their vehicles thoroughly.”

Boston Community Improvement District manager Jean Beukman said the remote jammers had also been operating in the Boston area since March but cases had decreased since warning notices had been posted.

Tyger Valley did not respond to requests for comment by deadline.