Cape Town – Criminals are taking advantage of the rotational load shedding and using the cover of darkness to commit a range of crimes.
Residents in Flamingo Vlei shared on social media how they were targeted when the power went out in the early hours this week.
Carla Greig told how they arrived at their Grade R class to find it trashed after a night of load shedding.
She said extensive damage was done to the building, including damage to the security gates and door frames.
The area’s Community Policing Forum (CPF) chairperson David Harris said: “Load shedding is a wonderful time for criminals to be out at play.