Well done SuperSpar Meyersdal.

Please read this amazing letter we received from Cindy Dewey regarding her experience at the SuperSpar Meyersdal in Alberton.

 

 

“After always shopping at my regular center and having to stand in queues and actually not being able to find what I need, I decided to go past Meyersdal Spar for a change.

I was pleasantly surprised by the experience I had there.The parking was fairly full so I anticipated waiting in a queue, however once I got to the door I was welcomed immediately by a friendly staff member who sanitized my hands and trolley.

I walked through the fresh fruit and veggie section and was blown away at the selection available and how fresh everything looked.

The shop wasn’t busy inside, everyone was spread apart and things were well set out. The smell of freshly made cinnamon doughnuts caught my attention as I went through the Bakery and was offered a wide variety of yummy treats as well as fresh breads and rolls.

The ready made food all looked so inviting and the ladies behind the counter were so friendly and helpful , going the extra mile to see if I needed anything extra.

Bearing in mind these ladies have to work while we get to stay at home with our families ,they have a very good reason to feel stressed, over worked and unappreciated. However they are full of smiles and willing to offer any extra help I needed.

 

The managers kept the staff in good spirits and ensured everything in the store was running  quickly and efficiently.

 

As I walked through the store I overheard two staff members laughing and this again reassured me that the staff at the store were happy, appreciated and cared for making them want to be at work during such hard times.

As I approached the tills I was so impressed at the measures taken in order to help keep staff and customers safe.

Clear protective shields are up in front of each cashier, cashiers and packers all had protective masks on. There were no long queues and everyone was asked to keep their distance as they waited for the person in front of them.

Once the person in front of me had left with their groceries I was asked to wait before unpacking my groceries so the cashier could sanitize the entire counter and card machine. I was then welcomed to come closer and unpack my groceries.

As I was about to leave the staff said goodbye to me with a friendly smile and  told me to keep safe…it was just incredible!

They didn’t have to care about my safety, they don’t know me but they made me feel like we truly are all in this together.

I left the store not feeling exposed or irritated but uplifted and grateful for such a pleasant experience.

I solute the managers and staff of Meyersdal Spar for the work you are doing ,the care you are taking and the amazing atmosphere you have created in your store. It is absolutely outstanding and not something I have experienced at any other store.

“Meyersdal Spar will without a doubt  be my store of choice from here on out.”

Fox Bust Drug Dealers

Drug dealer nabbed in Meyersdal

On Wednesday morning information was received of a possible drug dealer that was about to drop off drugs in the area.

The full vehicle description was obtained from the informants. Fox Tactical units and SAPS JHB K9 Units observed the area.

Fox arrest drug dealer in Meyersdal

At around 11H20 the vehicle was spotted driving up Michelle ave towards Meyersdal. The vehicle was stopped by SAPS JHB K9 unit.

Upon searching the vehicle SAPS found a large amount of Cash and 5 Ziplock bags of dagga.

The suspect was detained at Brackendowns SAPS.

Well done to SAPS JHB K9 and Fox Tactical unit.

Gate motor theft still a problem in Alberton Area

Theft of gate motors continues to be a risk in the Alberton and surrounding areas.  Fidelity ADT reported at the end of March about gate motors being stolen in the Glenanda area.

According to Linda Goodenough, Fidelity ADT Community Development Manager, this problem has not stopped during lockdown.  “I have just been notified by Mike Fontes, newly elected CPF Chairman for Mondeor, that there have been another five gate motors stolen in the past week in the Glenanda area,” says Goodenough.  She says it is believed there could be a syndicate operating from a home in the area.

 

Goodenough says this has been an ongoing problem in the area. She says there is a thriving black market for gate motor parts. “Stolen gate motors are either stripped down and its various components (batteries, gearboxes, etc.) sold individually or they are sold as complete units to unsuspecting homeowners by these “access automation bandits” as they are often referred to.”  She says there is also a worrying trend of suspects deactivating the gate motor and accessing the property while on manual override,

 

Here are some useful tips for safeguarding your gate motor against theft and your property against a home invasion:

•             Ensure that your gate motor is secured in a steel casing or bracket which is locked at all times. Suspects often just place their hands through the gate if your gate motor is unsecured and installed right next to a “palisade-type” gate”.  They are then able to switch the gate to manual and access your property.

•             Make use of a good quality lock to secure the motor’s theft-resistant cage. Preferably opt for an insurance-rated padlock

•             Install adequate anti-lift brackets and welding a piece of flat bar onto the gate rack to prevent thieves from bending the rack upwards.

•             Combine mechanical anti-theft systems, such as traditional theft-resistant cages, with electronic notification devices, for example sound bombs and GSM units which are able to send notifications to users when the device’s inputs are triggered.

“Your electric gate should be one of the first perimeter deterrents to protect you from crime. We need to do our bit to reduce crime by making it harder for the criminals. Safeguard your gate motors!” concludes Goodenough.

 

Woman found dead following an alleged hijacking in Kliprivier

tame TIMES sadly reports a woman was found dead following an alleged hijacking in Kliprivier, on Tuesday evening, 5 February.

According to NEWS24 reports the police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said they have opened an inquest and hijacking case dockets for investigation following the incident, which took place around 20:30.

Masondo said a 68-year-old man and his 65-year-old wife had been travelling along the R59. When they approached an Engen garage, they were allegedly stopped by bogus police with a blue light on their vehicle.

The suspects pointed firearms at them and hijacked their white Toyota Hilux double cab bakkie. The couple was then allegedly taken to the R550, where they were ordered to run away.

At this point, the woman collapsed and her husband went to a nearby house to seek help. The Community Policing Forum was called from the residence, who then contacted the police.

Different police units were immediately activated and rushed to the crime scene, Masondo said.

“The hijacked motor vehicle was found abandoned along R550 Road in Zonkizizwe policing area.

“[The woman] was found lying dead in an open veld without any visible injuries. Police will await the post-mortem that will determine the cause of death.”

Masondo appealed to anyone with information about the whereabouts of the suspects to contact the Kliprivier SAPS on 011 903 8205 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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