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Follow-home attacks on the decline
Friday, 15 November 2013
The South African Police Service (SAPS) has made steady progress in reducing the number of follow-home attacks in Johannesburg, according to Solomon Makgale, SAPS spokesperson. Makgale told Tourism Update the SAPS is working tirelessly to apprehend the so-called ‘airport gang’ and has made some arrests in the past few weeks.

The airport gang is believed to be responsible for a spate of attacks that occurred in the past few months, where travellers were followed from OR Tambo International Airport and robbed at the driveway of their hotel or residence. The modus operandi seems to be for four or five armed men to follow wealthy tourists and residents to their destination and ambush them at the gate of their hotel or residence. 

The attacks don’t just occur from the airport though, according to Makgale. He warns that crimes often occur after tip-offs from hotel and B&B employees, as well as from the drivers of transfer companies. The best advice, according to Makgale, is to not carry large amounts of money around, and to alert the police if you have the suspicion that you are being followed.

Ian Loubser, Regional Manager for Fidelity Security, said in a statement that follow-home incidents occured mostly between 18h00 and 24h00 when clients return from shopping centres, casinos and especially OR Tambo. 

Ian warns that clients should not resist or put up a fight when confronted. “These robberies are usually committed with military precision in sixty seconds or less. CCTV footage at our disposal shows clear indications of militarily trained suspects, especially the airport group. The key to preventing these incidents is early detection when being followed.” 

Acsa's Unathi Batyashe-Fillis said the matter was very disturbing and appealed to the public to report any incidences to the police. She told Tourism Update: “Our airport security is working very closely with the police to ensure this matter receives the necessary attention.”
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