Warning for Upper Highway residents

2016-08-02 06:00

SA Community Crime Watch (SACCW) would like to issue a warning to Upper Highway communities to be extra vigilant as there has been several incidents of house robberies, hijackings and burglaries.
Steven King spokesperson for SACCW said trespassing is still a big concern. He said that security companies and neighbourhood watches have been kept busy chasing trespassers out of private properties in the early hours of the mornings.
“People must make sure that they lock all tools, bikes and items of value away at night. Make sure garages are locked and that there is no tools of opportunity lying around that can be used against them or used to gain entry into their homes.
“Trespassing is a serious problem and needs to be addressed. The trespasser is not there to have a look at your flowers and admire your garden. They come to commit a crime.”
King added that the only difference between a trespasser and a rapist is opportunity. “I would suggest that people become more serious in the fight against crime as stats will show you only a small percentage of our communities are actively involved.
“Criminals are becoming more and more brazen,” he added.

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