Property crimes ‘on the rise’, say Pinelands police

2018-05-29 06:00

Property crime in the Pinelands area remains a concern to local police.

Pinelands police station commander, Lieutenant Colonel Helena Mouton, urges residents to be more vigilant and consider tightening their security systems to keep their homes safe when they are away.

She says: “Our biggest concern is housebreakings and theft of motor vehicles. We are urging the community to take special care in securing their home when leaving it. Ensure doors, security gates and windows are closed properly. Also be vigilant when you come home – do not enter your home when you see something out of the ordinary or something that is different than when you left.”

Mouton also warns that there have been several incidents of theft of older model Toyota Corollas and Conquests, as well as Isuzu bakkies. She says from time to time they also get reports about stolen scooters and trailers.

“Please try and store your vehicles inside a garage as far as possible to eliminate the opportunity for crime to occur.”

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