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April 28, 2014
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Sharp increase in robberies against females

The police are advising members of the public, particularly women, to be extra vigilant when operating in public. This advisory came against a sharp increase in robberies against females.

These incidents often occur at home, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and in shopping centres and plazas, a release from the communication arm of the police force stated.

According to the release below are some of the tips that are to be observed.


Stay calm. Do not make any sudden movements to upset the robber.

Don't be a hero! Your life is worth more than your money or gadgets!

Activate an alarm only if you can do it secretly.

Tell the robber about anything that might surprise him. Example: You are expecting company soon.

If you have to move, tell the robber what you are doing and why.

Try to get a good look at the robber so that you can describe him later. Make mental notes of race, age, sex, height, weight, hair and eye colour, build, and clothing. Note anything unusual about the robber, such as scars, tattoos, strange mannerisms or speech patterns.

Note the type, size and colour of the weapon used.

Give the robber time to leave.

Note the direction the robber takes when he leaves.

Try to get a description of the vehicle, ONLY if you can do so without putting yourself in harm's way.

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