Always report property related crimes

2017-04-12 06:00

RESIDENTS are encouraged to report all cases to the local police station in order for the police to identify hot spots and mobilise members where there is a noticeable increase in crime, especially property related crimes.

Property related crimes:

• Fingerprints can only be booked via SAPS when a case is reported and a case number is obtained.

• Housebreaking and theft residential (whether in the house, garage or garden shed).

• Housebreaking and business theft (that includes business run from home, schools, churches, day-care facilities).

• When fingerprints are booked a reference number is issued and inquiries can be made, using the reference number at Durban Local Criminal Record Centre (LCRC) in the event where there is a delay.

• Any property on your premises that entry was gained by forcing open doors, windows and roof tiles (including garden shed).

• Theft out of motor vehicles (do not repair before fingerprints have been obtained).

• Theft from motor vehicles (where any accessory/part has been removed from the vehicle).

• Housebreakings where the perpetrator has entered your property but got disturbed and nothing was taken.

• Fingerprints gets lifted and stored on the SAPS National Database.

• In the event where a suspect is arrested, his or her fingerprints are taken and screened through the database, which is how they are linked to previous crimes committed no matter which area or town.
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