It’s great to see a 36% decrease in crime, which is linked to our team being on high alert as we head in towards the festive season. We’ve also been focused on trying to reduce ATM fraud and card swiping, which has been on the rise.
We’ve been alerted about an increase in business break-ins during the early hours of the morning, particularly in the CBD. While we haven’t experienced this new trend in our areas yet, our patrollers have been briefed on the criminal’s modus operandi and are on the lookout for suspicious activity.
Following annual trends, there has been an increase in accidents on the road – so please keep these tips in mind as we experience more people on our roads this festive season:
Here are a few success stories from the past month, to highlight the proactive approach our patrollers take:
One evening, the front door of a resident’s house was left wide open with no one home, so our team closed the door and kept an eye on the property until the owner returned home.
During another shift, they spotted a vehicle with its window left down. The vehicle was empty except for a bunch of keys, but our patrollers went from door to door until they found the owner of the vehicle to let them know.
A suspect was caught inside a car on the corner of Castle and Chiappini Streets. Our GPCID patrollers apprehended him before anything was stolen, and called SAPS to make the arrest at the scene.
Theft out of motor vehicles remains one of the most common forms of crime in our area, so please think twice before leaving any valuable items in your car. Even if it’s not high value to you, it may be worth the world to someone else.
Stay safe this festive season and please contact our team whenever you need us:
GP CID PATROL VEHICLE
082 214 3228
OK CID PATROL VEHICLE
082 217 1386