There was a decrease in incidents of crime and planned operations, as well as parking violations and traffic accidents in January, which is great news considering Cape Town is bustling with tourists this peak season. Alongside this decrease in incidents, we were involved in planned operations with the SAPS as well as coordinated emergency and medical assistance to those in need.
In January alone, our law enforcement officers (LEOs) issued 651 fines to the value of R591 548. We want to thank our LEOs for their hard work over this extremely taxing period, specifically for achieving a total of 37 arrests this past month; 11 of these being arrests for armed robbery and 9 for theft out of motor vehicles.
Last month, a security guard at Fritz Hotel in Faure Street spotted a suspect attempting theft out of a motor vehicle as he was busy opening the bonnet of the car. The security guard contacted our team, and we caught the suspect as he was running up Faure Street towards Wilkinson Street. SAPs were then called, who arrested the suspect. Well done to the SAPs and our LEOs for a great arrest!
Cape Town is still experiencing its peak season, and so we urge you to be aware of your surroundings and not carry valuables in full visibility. Never leave anything on your seat or cubby hole in your vehicle (go so far as to leave your cubby hole open to show that there’s nothing inside). We’ve also seen an increase in snatch and grabs lately, so keep your phone tightly in your hand or wallet when you’re out.
Remember to keep our 24 patrol vehicle numbers on hand for assistance:
GP CID PATROL VEHICLE
082 214 3228
OK CID PATROL VEHICLE
082 217 1386