The Table View and Blouberg area has seen an increase in muggings in the last few months and school children appear to be the main targets.
According to Western Cape Fidelity ADT general manager Jade Hanning, the firm was notified of two incidents in the past week that saw operators jump into action.
Hanning further stated that school children walking to and from school were allegedly targeted. Parents have since been notified of the incidents with victims urged to report these robberies to police, as per IOL.
Thieves are choosing to go after cellphones and wallets and are finding their victims along streets that lead to schools and quiet back roads.
Residents are advised to be cautious and walk in groups, and if possible, to leave valuables at home.
Meanwhile, the youth of South Africa appears to be bearing the brunt of crime within South Africa. In early February, Capetonians were left outraged and heartbroken when the body of a newborn was tossed from a vehicle in Plein Street.
On Tuesday, 1 March, the Western Cape’s Social Development Department warned that the dumping of a baby is considered a crime. It has urged mothers or parents who are unable to handle the stress of caring for a newborn to head to their nearest clinic for immediate help, as per News24.
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