News 11.6.2015 01:15 pm

VIDEO: Attempted break-in in Joburg

A still of the video showing an attempted break-in at a residential complex in Johannesburg. Pic: YouTube

A still of the video showing an attempted break-in at a residential complex in Johannesburg. Pic: YouTube

CCTV footage has surfaced showing three alleged robbers gaining entry to a complex in Magaliessig, Fourways, in Johannesburg.

The four-minute video, taken last month and posted by the Magaliessig Action Forum, shows how the suspects gain entrance to the complex by lifting the electronic gate and disabling the motor, Fourways Review reported.

Shortly afterwards, the suspects are seen driving off, switching the motor gate to manual in an attempt to make it look like no entry was made. According to forum representatives, a case was not opened with police as yet, as nothing was reported stolen.

The body corporate of the complex was only notified that something was amiss after a gardener noticed the lock on the gate motor had been broken off, after which security scrutinised surveillance footage of the complex entrance and came upon the footage of the break-in.

Anyone with more information is urged to phone Douglasdale Police Station on 011-699-1333.

In a separate incident, two men were caught on camera attempting to break into a house in Craighall Park, Johannesburg, in January.

In the video, the two men wearing hoodies and caps exit the vehicle and linger outside the gate for several minutes, attempting to lift it open with what appears to be a crowbar.

Though the men did not successfully break into the property, chairperson of the Craigpark Residents’ Association, Ryan Roseveare noted the damage made needed repair.

– Caxton News Service

 

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