In less than 10 minutes police were at the burglary scene

“Just when one starts to loose all hope, you do get those little hope-boosters”

Props to Witbank SAPS for arriving in nine minutes at Elkana Educational Centre after a burglary incident took place.


A door was broken at Elkana Educational Centre when the school had a burglary incident over the weekend. (Photo: supplied)

It is uncertain on which date the incident could have happened as according to the school’s director, Mr Abie Smit he said when he left the school last Friday at 14:00 everything was in order.

On Sunday, February 4 he went to the premises to do admin work and that is when he realised the school was vandalised.
When Smit saw what happened he immediately alerted the police who responded well and in time.


Elkana Educational Centre had a burglary this past weekend. (Photo: supplied)

“Sgt Mkuabuwa and Mabe were very friendly and sympathised with me,” said Smit.

The officers took his statement and later promised to return for fingerprints.
That promise was fulfilled when two hours later a female police officer arrived on scene and took finger prints.

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“I did not get the name of the police that came the second time but she too was helpful. Overall I want to thank police for their service, efficiency and friendliness,” Smit expressed his gratitude.

When the place was thoroughly checked it was discovered that there was damage but not much was stolen. The school had to replace the door as it was broken.

In the past two years the school has had 22 burglaries. Last year a mining company upgraded the security system which saw the school doing well, security and safety wise.


How suspect(s) left Elkana Educational Centre after the burglary. (Photo: supplied)

Down in the Central Business District there was a business robbery that took place at 11:40. A 23-year-old woman was on duty as a cashier when she was threatened with a firearm. The suspect went to the different tills and demanded money.

The suspect took a cell phone, money and left the premises.

  AUTHOR
Fanisile Nkuna
JOURNALIST/PHOTOGRAPHER

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