Safe City: bulk of CCTV call-outs are street fights

2011-09-02 00:00

FOUR arrests were carried out in the CBD last week under the auspices of the Safe City project that watches out for crime in Pietermaritzburg.

Two suspects were arrested for common assault, one for assault with a weapon, and one for possession of stolen property. A total of 74 incidents were detected by Safe City’s CCTV system of which 39 warranted a South African Police Services dispatch.

Of the incidents detected, 36 related to fights, five were motor vehicle accidents, six were possession of stolen property and three were possession of dangerous weapons.

Safe City general manager Lucas Holtzhausen urged the public to report any suspicious behaviour by SMS on 083 767 7223.— Supplied.

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