Decrease in Uvongo house break-ins

2016-10-13 06:00

FOR the first time in two years, Uvongo Crime and Safety Forum has had the lowest statistics in house break-ins.

“The total number of housebreak incidents for our area during the month of September has eventually dropped to below ten,” said Ernest Booysen, chairman of the forum.

August had seen over 20 residential burglaries.

He commended residents, the forum, SAPS, Block Watch and the teams of Maser Security and Wolf Security.

“We salute all of you. However, yesterday’s performance is tomorrow’s standard and we will have to double up on our efforts to achieve it on a continuous basis,” he added.

Booysen said one way to achieve this is if more people volunteer for the Block Watch.

“Come on, take up the challenge. Give us two hours of your time per month as a start and if you do not enjoy it, you can quit,” he said.

He said October has started off with new challenges as the forum has seen a dramatic increase in theft of motor vehicles all over the South Coast.

“It appears that a gang from outside our area has moved in and is operating mainly, but not exclusively, between 3am and 6am,” he said.

He advised that everyone lock their vehicles and keep the keys in a safe place overnight.

“Report suspicious activities involving slow-driving vehicles with foreign registration plates,” he added.

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