Clinton’s Crime Report: Break-Ins Down, Theft Is On The Rise
Clinton Millard, Atlas Security’s Director for Port Alfred reports that with joint effort between Atlas Security and the Police have resulted in a few good arrests recently. Foot patrols and joint operations were the order of the week. He warns residents not to sit back and relax – as arrests are made, more criminals are released from jail, with most of them falling back into their old habits.
Theft out of motor vehicles is still on the rise. Once again, you should ensure that your vehicles are behind locked gates/garages; hide your valuables and double check that your vehicle is locked.
Clinton advises clients to go the extra mile and have double security measures in place. This means doubling up on your burglar alarm equipment and installing the latest equipment. He shares an example: If intruders break through your bathroom window and are detected – their next move would be to enter the roof area where they will plan their next entrance. We are well aware that it is sometimes very hard to protect the entire roof space but know that there are products available to curb roof intrusions. Contact Atlas to beef up your security and be covered should this happen to you.
With armed robberies on the rise, these guidelines are to assist you on how to act during this type of encounter. When falling victim to an armed robbery, the likelihood of the incident turning violent and resulting in injuries, can be effectively reduced by your behaviour: DO NOT RESIST, RELAX, SPEAK SLOWLY, MAKE NO SUDDEN MOVEMENTS, SUMMONS HELP, DO NOT LOOK THE ROBBER DIRECTLY IN THE FACE, GIVE THE ROBBERS TIME TO LEAVE, OBSERVATION TECHNIQUES.
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