Reporting crime assists SAPS

2017-07-11 06:01

THE Hillcrest SAPS is urging the community to be more vigilant as trio crimes such as house robbery, business robbery and hijackings are on a steady increase in the area.

Captain Linzi Smith, Hillcrest SAPS communications officer said that although police made some good arrests, these crimes continue to increase and urged the community to be vigilant and report such cases to the police.

She said that a crime stat is only valid after it has been reported to SAPS.

Smith said many residents feel that once a crime occurs it is over, however, this is not the case.

“Once cases are reported police can work on linking cases and investigating similar circumstances and work on to apprehend suspects.

“No matter how trivial or how insignificant you feel the crime is - report it.”

Hillcrest SAPS is appealing to the community to work with police to decrease these criminal cases in the area.

Smith said reporting cases helps police establishing crime trends.

“We can establish some modus of the criminals and offer tips to residents to be safe. And most importantly it will help us put the criminals behind bars.”

The community is requested to report anyone involved in criminal activities.

Community members can remain anonymous if they so wish by phoning Crime Stop Tip-Off on 08600 10111.

“Working together we can fight crime,” she added.

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