Port Elizabeth: Police in Port Elizabeth are warning students living in rented accommodation to be more vigilant and proactive in ensuring their safety and belongings in their possession.
This warning is issued after a 22-year-old student was robbed at knifepoint in his student accommodation in Summerstrand during the early hours of the morning, 12 February 2019.
According to police information, the student was asleep at his flat in Admirality Road when he was awaken by two unknown men in his room. One was armed with a knife and threatened him while the other took his laptop and cell phone. Entry to the flat was gained through a closed but unlocked door. The estimated value of the items taken is approximately R11 000. Students must be extra cautious as they are easy targets for criminals.
Before going to bed make sure that all the doors and windows are locked. If still awake and the door is unlocked, ensure that the security gate is locked.
Students are robbed of valuable items therefore it is important that they take the necessary precautions in order to ensure their safety.
Source: South African Police Service