CRIME ALERT: “Meter reader” robs house and assaults woman
Residents Associations issue alert for fake meter readers
Once again, fake meter readers have succeeded in conning local residents after this alert was issued on social media:
“WARNING! I let this very polite pleasant ‘meter reader’ into my property yesterday. He knew my name, had a folder of City of Joburg account numbers, names and addresses. He had the ID Sifiso Khumalo and knew that I had 2-phase electricity. He also had a walkie talkie phone from which he made two work-related calls in my presence. He seemed legit!
Half an hour later, he left in my son’s car with my computer and jewellery etc. He is violent, abusive and attempted to strangle me. The police say there have been a few cases and suspect he used to work as a meter reader.
Please be careful!”