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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2007, 10:29:56 pm »
Just heard this from another SA friend today:
" We have a huge problem at a particular robot in the area with windscreen washers who don't even ask if you want your windscreen washed they just splash soapy water out of a bottle all over your windscreen and then start washing it with a squeegy (while you are waiting at a red robot). When it happened to me the other day I made no eye contact with this man and just looked straight ahead. When he saw that I wasn't going to pay him he put his hand on the windscreen right in front of my face and pulled a hand sign at me. I was SO angry but refused to show him that he had got the better of me so once again showed no emotion and drove off."

That is the attitude - to show no emotion and not make any eyecontact.  Ignore them when they even come near. 

Another thing - in the account that MJ posted above, I was surprised that people at this point even have their windows open that much that somebody could even put their hand through the window!!!
 I do realise that you guys don't all have aircon in your cars, but even when I was still in SA 8 years ago, I would wind up my windows, if I saw people lingering at traffic lights (whether they white or black).  I never bought papers or anything from street vendors and don't give money to beggars.  I would always ignore them.   So I am just so surprised that so many people don't seem to take some of this crime seriously.
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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2007, 05:45:11 am »
I think I've seen one window washer here?? In Manukau I think?? It's illegal, so you won't see it here!! :)


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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2007, 05:45:11 am »

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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2007, 10:10:22 pm »
Cops warn of identity theft scam
SAPA / IOL
23 March 2007 at 11h00

Johannnesburg police have warned of a scam, offering overseas job opportunities, which could lead to identity theft.

National spokesperson Percy Morokane said the potential victim is contacted by email and offered work overseas with many tempting benefits. Personal and banking details and copies of academic qualifications are requested.

Then a fake employment contract is sent to the victim. The personal information provided could be used in identity theft.

Morokane said police had received reports about such e-mails, but have in their possession one e-mail which duped a South African man. He would not divulge information as investigations were continuing.

While this email was from Europe, Morokane said emails offering overseas employment could also originate from inside South Africa.

Any recipient of such requests for information should visit the website of the company, Morokane advised.

He urged any recipients to contact police on 012-401-3343 or 012-393-1203. - Sapa

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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2007, 12:20:06 pm »
Hi
I got a newsletter in my postbox today from my security company saying that House Breaking, Theft of motor vehicle, Theft out of motor vehicle, Hijacking and Assualt (GBH) were on the increase in my suburb - I am going to sleep well tonight as usual. :(

They also mention a new trend in which the hijackers  sabotage your electric gate with cable ties so that you have to get out your car to investigate when your gate does not open.
If your gate does not open drive away and call your security company for an armed escort onto your property.



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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2007, 05:57:11 pm »
Ai jai jai - soon we'll be away from all this.

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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2007, 08:21:23 pm »
Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2007, 08:50:57 pm »
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2107557,00.html

lovely story this. She paid for the swine's school fees. Bring back the death penalty.


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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2007, 08:50:57 pm »

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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2007, 09:28:36 pm »
What bugs me about stories like this, and they unfortunately happen daily, is that the murderers were 2 and 4 years old in 1994, so had an equal (no, sorry, advantaged) opportunity to make a success of their lives. Especially considering the poor victim paid for his school fees.

I squarely blame the government for cases like this - they keep fueling the hate because it is easy to garner support when you have an 'enemy' to focus on, even though the 'enemy' in this case has become entirely powerless.

My heart goes out to those that want to leave, but can't  :'(

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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2007, 09:52:53 pm »
I often think of the people that can't leave and get frustrated with the ones the can, but won't >:(.......until something bad happens :'(



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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2007, 01:12:55 am »
I found this today HERE...interesting and about time too, but why not let the US help :devil2: :twoguns: :whistle:


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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2007, 03:49:05 am »
The US don't want to help... SA doesn't have what the US wants.  :buck2:
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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2007, 04:25:05 am »
Not even gold and diamonds  :confused:


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Re: Crime Watch
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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2007, 08:17:22 am »
Oil.  Aparently Canada sits on a huge reserve of oil.  But to get the oil out of the sand is expensive....   Me thinks Canada may just be in trouble in 10 years time when the world oil wells run dry. 

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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2007, 02:06:09 pm »
There was a similar article in the Sunday Times the other day. All it is, is a campaign to try and smother the news about what is happening in SA. In the Sunday Times article, they said they are telling the gullible overseas governments that the crime is happening mainly to the 'rich, elite' that had the means to complain the loudest.  :uglystupid2:

They don't want the Americans here to help as the Americans don't take ****, hulle skiet somer, and the government don't want their friends and family shot at now do they?

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Re: Crime Watch
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2007, 02:12:02 pm »
Oil.  Aparently Canada sits on a huge reserve of oil.  But to get the oil out of the sand is expensive....   Me thinks Canada may just be in trouble in 10 years time when the world oil wells run dry. 

Is that not the reason that Bushwipe :uglystupid2: invaded Iraq....for its oil reserves!!! Maybe Canada is next on his list ::)
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