I WOULD like to warn all The Herald readers to be careful and vigilant when parking anywhere in Port Elizabeth.
I fell prey to the remote control blockers at Spar, Main Road, Walmer on July 23.
I locked my car with the remote, but didn’t check the doors were locked. Somebody stole my full set of golf clubs and new Woolworths clothing out of my car from a very busy Spar parking area.
I never realised that where I normally park, parallel to Main Road, there are no cameras. The store advertises 24-hour surveillance, but this seems only directly in front of the entrance parking and on the receiving area.
We have a small family business and have more cameras than the Spar has.
Amazing that when it is so busy in a small parking area, thieves manage to remove goods and no one sees a thing. I do know the car parked next to me had reversed into the bay (quite difficult as it’s a one way in this section) and had tinted windows.
I see Spar has a security guard at the entrance inside and when I spoke to the man, he could hardly understand English or speak it. I wonder what good he is doing there and what his instructions are?
Surely he should be outside making sure customers are safe going to and from their cars, and be able to communicate.
I reported the incidence to the Walmer police station next door to the store. While I was there another woman came in who had had a similar incident at Walmer Park, where they have car guards.
The police have asked me to tell everyone I know as this type of crime is on the increase.
Remember to check every single time you lock your car with a remote that the doors are locked.
Linda Muller, Walmer, Port Elizabeth