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Shoppers asked to remain alert for ‘patrolling’ SUV

Published: 
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Two women assaulted in Westmoorings

A black SUV in the Westmoorings area is engaging the attention of police officers as two women were assaulted this week. While Insp Henry Dan of the Police Western Division said he was not aware of any reports of actual robberies, he did note that someone had called the police to note the presence of a black SUV driving “suspiciously” through the Westmoorings neighbourhood.

 

 

Police have no other information about the vehicle other than its colour and are asking members of the public to contact them with any additional information. “If anyone sees anything suspicious and can get the licence plate number and pass the information on to the police, it would help a lot,” said Dan. On Tuesday, one woman relayed an incident to the Goodwood Park Residents Association about a female friend who was attacked while getting into her car.

 

 

According to reports the woman engaged in a scuffle with two masked men who got into her car and demanded money. When she screamed and got the attention of people nearby, the men then got out and escaped in a SUV. Another woman experienced a similar situation when two men got out of a black SUV and attacked her. She put up a struggle and honked her horn to get the attention of passers-by. In both instances, the women said their tyres had been slashed.

 

 

Both incidents took place in parking areas outside the Falls at West Mall in Westmoorings. During the Christmas season customers are forced to find alternative parking when the car park becomes full. Mall manager Heidi Alleng said yesterday she had been in contact with officers at Four Roads Police Station, who had agreed to increase patrols within the mall grounds, as well as outside the perimeter. “We always increase security at Christmas,” Alleng said.

 

 

She said she had been aware of one incident of a woman being attacked and had contacted the police immediately. Alleng said the mall had armed police officers at hand to ensure the safety of customers.A black SUV in the Westmoorings area is engaging the attention of police officers as two women were assaulted this week.

 

 

While Insp Henry Dan of the Police Western Division said he was not aware of any reports of actual robberies, he did note that someone had called the police to note the presence of a black SUV driving “suspiciously” through the Westmoorings neighbourhood. Police have no other information about the vehicle other than its colour and are asking members of the public to contact them with any additional information.

 

 

“If anyone sees anything suspicious and can get the licence plate number and pass the information on to the police, it would help a lot,” said Dan. On Tuesday, one woman relayed an incident to the Goodwood Park Residents Association about a female friend who was attacked while getting into her car. According to reports the woman engaged in a scuffle with two masked men who got into her car and demanded money. When she screamed and got the attention of people nearby, the men then got out and escaped in a SUV.

 

 

Another woman experienced a similar situation when two men got out of a black SUV and attacked her. She put up a struggle and honked her horn to get the attention of passers-by. In both instances, the women said their tyres had been slashed. Both incidents took place in parking areas outside the Falls at West Mall in Westmoorings. During the Christmas season customers are forced to find alternative parking when the car park becomes full.

 

 

Mall manager Heidi Alleng said yesterday she had been in contact with officers at Four Roads Police Station, who had agreed to increase patrols within the mall grounds, as well as outside the perimeter. “We always increase security at Christmas,” Alleng said. She said she had been aware of one incident of a woman being attacked and had contacted the police immediately. Alleng said the mall had armed police officers at hand to ensure the safety of customers.

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