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Man shot and killed in Morningside

Man shot and killed in Morningside

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by January 23, 2019 News, Security

SANDTON CRIME NEWS AT A GLANCE:

  • Man shot and killed in Morningside
  • William Nicol/ Republic armed robbery suspects nabbed
  • Airport follow-homes on the rise

Man shot and killed in Morningside

Details are scarce at this point, but the man was shot and killed on Friday 18 January in Morningside.

The police have opened a case of murder and the motive is, as yet, unknown.

We will update this article as soon as more information has come to light.

local crime update

Three William Nicol/ Republic armed robbery suspects arrested (Tuesday 15 January)

The William Nicol/ Republic intersection is notorious for armed robberies. Police have, however, successfully arrested three suspects immediately following an armed robbery. A toy gun, knives and stolen cell phone were recovered.

Sunset is a particularly bad time when office commuters are stuck in gridlocked traffic, making them “sitting ducks” for quick and efficient armed robberies.

Cellphones, jewellery, laptops and handbags are often taken – whatever is easiest to grab for a quick getaway.

Police have mentioned before that toy guns are believed to be used in a number of these robberies but that it’s best to comply rather than risk your life.

That being said, it’s important to make yourself LESS of a target by keeping valuables out of sight in the boot. It really is as simple as that.

(Photo courtesy of Sandton Chronicle)

Items recovered

AIRPORT FOLLOW-HOMES ON THE RISE

The follow-home robbery of a Turkish Airlines flight crew in Sandton last week is just ONE of many airport follow-home robberies in the past two weeks.

The crew was robbed in a shuttle bus while stopped at traffic lights in Sandton.

Additional follow-home robberies have been reported in Robertsham when a victim was shot in the arm.

A third incident happened nearby the Mall of Africa, while a foreigner was held up at a guest house in Kempton Park.

The surge in follow-home robberies is thought to be linked to the police crackdown on CIT (Cash In Transit) heists. Gangs are now switching to this relatively low-risk form of robbery en route from the airport.

They are believed to be heavily armed and dangerous.

Click here for tips on how to avoid being the victim of a follow-home crime.

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