Community unites against crime

2017-01-24 06:01
 Photo: Steven King The community and stakeholders, united in the fight against crime.

Photo: Steven King The community and stakeholders, united in the fight against crime.

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SA Community Crime Watch (SACCW) arranged a stand-down to show unity in crime fighting and prevention in the Waterfall 2 and 3, Brackenhill, Crestwatch and Forest Hills areas last week.

According to SACCW founder, Steven­ King, there has been a marked increase in burglaries in the Upper Highway area.
Community members and role-players such as ER24 and Securelink, donned reflective vests and parked along the sidewalk encouraging residents to “take back their community”.

"Unless our communities join hands and stand together we will become easy targets. We urge our communities to support our neighbourhood watches and crime fighting organisations in our neighbourhoods," he said.

King also urged residents to notify their security companies and neighbourhood watches when they go away or make use of a registered home sitter to look after their residence while they are away.

"Should you have any information about criminal activity in your community and would like to bring it to our attention, email all information will be handled with strictest confidentiality," said King.

A resident, who did not want to be named, said that community members need to work together in fighting crime.
"There are many in our area who love to complain about the police or security­ companies not doing enough to fight crime, yet we never see them join the patrols to make a difference.

"If we all step in, our community will become safer for all.
“Don't sit in your house and complain, stand up and make a difference," she added.

To join a street patrol or find out how you can play and active part in fighting crime contact, King on 082 920 5799.

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