Hillcrest SAPS issue safety tips

2017-12-26 06:00
PHOTO: kalisha naickerHillcrest SAPS Station Commander Colonel Z. Mabaso.

PHOTO: kalisha naickerHillcrest SAPS Station Commander Colonel Z. Mabaso.

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THE summer holidays are here and it’s time to kick back and relax, however Hillcrest SAPS Station Commander Colonel Z. Mabaso advises the community not to compromise on safety.

“It’s the festive season, and people want to forget their stress and just spend time with family and friends, yet this is also a time when our usual routines are disrupted and safety may be compromised.

“There’s a lot to keep in mind when it comes to maintaining home security and making sure our families and belongings remain safe,” she said.

Colonel Mabaso said if residents are going on holiday they need to stop their newspaper home delivery or arrange for it to be collected by a neighbour or friend.

“When mail or newspapers begin to collect in mail boxes, it is a sign to perpetrators that nobody is home and may result in one’s home being burgled. “Another tip is not to put the empty containers of new television sets, PlayStations, Xbox’s, appliances and expensive items, on the pavement outside your home for collection.

“This just gives perpetrators information on what’s inside the house and could attract unwanted attention,” said Mabaso.

She said Upper Highway residents must ensure not to “give their belongings to criminals on a gold platter”.

“Always be alert and take preventative measures to ensure the safety and security of your belongings and your family.

“The Hillcrest SAPS management and staff wish all a safe and happy holiday,” said Colonel Mabaso.

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