Huge Crime Spike During The Weekend In Nelson Mandela Bay

Atlas Security has warned residents to be on high alert following a spike in Nelson Mandela Bay crimes during the weekend.

Our control room has noted that between Friday and Sunday (10 – 12 July 2020) saw the biggest spike in crimes since the start of lockdown.

During this past weekend, a total of 20 incidents were reported to Atlas Security with the majority of the incidents being burglaries. A 100% increase in burglaries if compared to the previous weekend.

A house robbery was also reported in Lorraine. Two suspects had entered the residential property and held up a lady with a knife, the suspects took the resident’s bank card and cellphone before fleeing the scene. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

Positive Burglaries occurred in the following areas:

  • Bothasrus
  • Fairview
  • Springfield
  • Sidwell
  • Walmer
  • South End
  • North End
  • Mount Croix

Attempted Burglaries:

  • Perridgevale
  • Sidwell
  • Bluewater Bay

Theft:

  • Lorraine
  • North End

During a crime wave as we are experiencing now, as residents, we can take some simple steps to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime.

Criminal activity usually moves in waves through suburbs and particular streets as criminals seek out opportunities to commit crimes as quickly as possible without being detected and caught.


As residents become more vigilant and criminals realise a neighbourhood has become “hot” and the risk of getting caught outweighs the potential proceeds of their crimes, perpetrators seek greener pastures.

These incidents show the importance of having a reliable home security system that won’t let you down in your time of need. Residents are urged to regularly check their alarm systems and the batteries on remote panic buttons so that they will be able to call their security company for assistance during the unfortunate event of an emergency

What sort of trends are prominent in your area? Which precautions do you take to reduce the risk of becoming a victim during the crime wave?