Big increase in smash-and-grabs in wealthy Joburg suburbs

supersunbird

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Why no advice about fitting smash and grab (maybe with tinting) to said windows? Is it not effective or what?
 
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krycor

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It stops shatter yes but the smash & grab guys usually put full weight on smashed window nullifying it. Ie not useful if u remain stopped
 

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Found a place that does bullet proof clip ins for car windows. R7500 a window

Sooner or later people will be going this way
 

The Trutherizer

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Why no advice about fitting smash and grab (maybe with tinting) to said windows? Is it not effective or what?
I personally know a lady who was spared from being victimised thanks to smash and grab protection. That said. It only goes so far. If she did not immediately put her foot down and rush off (thankfully in a position to do so) they can probably get through it.
 

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Smash and Grab + common sense (ie. keep your phone and handbag out of sight).

You won't believe how many people complain on the ILF Facebook group about being robbed on Grosvenor, Witkoppen, Main etc. and then say "the window wasn't even open that much".
 

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So from personal experience breaking my own window, smash and grab film simple prevents small objects like spark plugs from penetrating your window. But nothing will stop a hammer etc. It holds the shattered window together, but at the end of the day it is just a thin piece of plastic.

But what I can't comprehend is women leaving the handbags in the front or back seat. Really ladies? Do you know what country you live in?
 

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Jan Smuts cnr William Nicol and headed towards Rosebank on Jan Smuts is real problem - smash and grabs on the up alongside people being robbed at gunpoint whilst stuck in traffic...seems these terrorists just moved from Sandton Drive to the next location
 

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Why no advice about fitting smash and grab (maybe with tinting) to said windows? Is it not effective or what?
Not effective against a hammer, the spark plug trick doesn't happen anymore, now they have a hammer.
 

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There was a prominent 'smash and grab' by Lukhanyo Am at Kings Park Stadium in Durban
 

krycor

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Not effective against a hammer, the spark plug trick doesn't happen anymore, now they have a hammer.
Nah you miss the point.. they shatter the window and then throw weight against it. So what they use to shatter it is pretty irrelevant as once compromised it gives in and unlike a front lamented window the top of the window comes loose fast.

Spouse window was shattered this way at the usual fountains/Pretoria area a few yrs ago.. shattered, she turned and then the oke forced his way in and left as fast. (Sitting at a traffic light so no where to go).
 
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