Greenwood Park police in Durban have issued a warning about an increase in pool pump thefts in the surrounding areas.
It is believed the thieves are after the pumps to sell as scrap metal, Northglen News reported.
On Saturday, Sun Cell Watch’s Craig Adendorff, said a property has been robbed on Cyprus Drive in Glen Anil.
“The homeowner woke up to find out the pool pump had been stolen during the night. It’s not just water meters getting ripped out the ground, now also pool pumps. I gather the thieves want money for so called scrap metal,” he said.
Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Leon Audh said: “We urge the residents who have pools at their homes to take extra precaution of their pool pumps. Recently we have noticed a marked increase in the theft of pool pumps in the area, and the thefts occur at night.”
“It is advisable to secure the pool pump cover to the ground and not to just have it placed loosely over the pump for protection,” added Audh.
“We appeal to you to reinforce the cover with locks or a metal cage so as to make it difficult for perpetrators to steal the pump. We are currently investigating all the avenues as to where the market is for these stolen pool pumps,” Audh said.
– Caxton News Service