False cases for ‘stolen’ bins

2016-05-10 06:00

The Athlone police station has seen an increased in false cases relating to refuse bins.

“Certain people come to the charge office to report that their refuse bins were stolen. Later we find that they were making false cases,” says Colonel Clive Nicholas, acting commander for Athlone Police Station.

As a result these refuse bins are in turn used for criminal activities, namely to transport stolen goods, Nicholas says.

“To prevent this from continuing, all residents of Athlone are requested that when their bins are stolen, they should bring proof of address with rates papers in order to minimise the chances of this continuing. This office wants to apologise for any inconvenience,” he says.


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