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30 Mar 2017
1:11 pm

Theft of gate motors on the rise in Pretoria

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Gate motors should be reinforced with brackets, police said.

A gate motor was stolen at the weekend. Picture: Supplied

The number of thefts of gate motors are on the rise, warns police.

This comes after a gate motor was stolen in Garsfontein at the weekend, reports the Pretoria East Rekord.

Garsfontein police spokesperson Captain Ilse Jones said all residents needed to take precautionary measures in safeguarding their gate motors, not only Garsfontein residents.

“We have had cases were landlords are contacted by tenants asking where the gate motor is, only to find the gate motor was stolen,” said Jones.

Jones said it was in everyone’s best interest to ensure their gate motors were reinforced with brackets.

She said reports indicated the thefts happened both at night and during the day.

“These motors seem to be in demand.”

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