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Cops launch awareness campaign after Gautrain station mugging

The police’s Moses Maphakela says pedestrians should be vigilant when walking alone.

Gautrain cards. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.
robbery,Pedestrian safety,Sandton Station
Local

JOHANNESBURG - The police have launched an awareness campaign to ensure the safety of pedestrians in the Sandton and Bramley areas.

A person was mugged outside the Sandton Gautrain station recently.

A similar incident happened in Bramley where a person was followed from a mall and then robbed of their possessions.

The police’s Moses Maphakela says pedestrians should be vigilant when walking alone.

“The campaign we are doing around Bramely and Sandton area is for the suspects who follow people. Anyone who sees that they are being followed by someone in are car or anything today has a chance – call the police.”

Gautrain spokesperson Kesagee Nayager says that commuters can be assured of their safety, as there have not been many incidents outside the Sandton station.

“Between 2011 and 2016, two incidents of crime outside Sandton station have been reported to Gautrain. Having said this, we do cooperate with local and Metro Police as crime prevention operations around the station are solely within its jurisdiction.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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