Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

Also read: How to make sure your aluminium windows are burglar-proof

Households with aluminium window frames have been urged to tighten up security as a new home invasion trend grows in the northern suburbs.

According to the Panorama, Welgelegen and Plattekloof (PWP) Neighbourhood Watch, there has been a rise in house break-ins, targeting homes with aluminium windows and very little alternative security.

It's a matter of grave concern for the neighbourhood watch in our area.

Hannes Rudman, PWP Neighbourhood Watch Committee member

Committee member Hannes Rudman says the criminals remove the window pane by clipping away the rubber beading, which is often poorly installed without silicone.

He says the robbers use screwdrivers to dislodge the beading and gain access to homes during the night.

The PWP Neighbourhood Watch has recorded as many as four of these break-ins in one night, and seven in a single week.

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