THE police in Uitenhage urge community members to reject offers to buy stolen items and report offenders immediately to their nearest police station. “Crimes such as burglaries, theft and theft out of motor vehicles lead to unnecessary suffering and impoverishment of our communities,” said Captain Gerda Swart, police spokesperson for the Uitenhage Cluster. “If you purchase stolen items, more victims will suffer because purchasing goods obtained in this illegal manner, motivates criminals to repeat their actions.” Receiving stolen goods is punishable by law and the police will not hesitate to take action against those involved. Anyone who has any information on crime are requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111. Callers may remain anonymous and all information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.