Smash and Grab

Smash-and-grab incidents on the rise

Ahead of the festive season,  motorists are being urged to remain vigilant as the number of smash-and-grab incidents seem to be increasing around Cape Town. Clive Jacobs, a community activist from Lavender Hill, said smash-and-grab robberies were “out of control”  and that residents fear for their lives, but that police[…]

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Smash-and-grab shooting raises temperatures

VOC listeners are fed up with crime and believe ordinary people should do whatever they can to defend themselves against brazen criminals. This was the overwhelming sentiment on air this week, following a fiery debate around the shooting of a teenage criminal near Bonteheuwel. On Monday, a woman found herself[…]

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Slain smash-and-grab teen was repeat offender

Police say the teenager who was killed by a female motorist after he tried to rob her was a known criminal who once tried to stab a cop. Siphesihle Mkunqwana, 16, was shot and killed along Jakes Gerwel Drive and Bluegum Avenue in Bonteheuwel on Monday afternoon when he and[…]

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