Monty’s Crime Report: Attackers become aggressive!
Atlas Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery wishes to discuss very serious matters. He reports that we have had a rough week with front door kickers and home invasions. The number of incidents is far too high. Although all security officials are keeping crime under control, we still find horrible incidences taking place. The reality is that it is taking place around us. He urges all residents be alert and report anything suspicious. House robbers are back and more aggressive than ever. Sadly over the past two weeks we have witnessed severely traumatic house robbery incidents. Residents were left with severe blood stained injuries and traumatized.
Entry Points – have you ever looked at your home and thought where they will break through? Have you covered all your entry points? Do you have multiple layers of security? Make sure you have covered all the weak points. Please ensure that you have good burglar proofing and robust security gates where possible.
FRONT door kickers are back in town. We’re seeing ‘teams’ of burglars who are carrying out these robberies, and much like the movies, they ‘employ’ experts at various burglary tactics. These individuals might specialise in gate bending and door kicking, explosives and safe cracking, roof breaks and ripping of alarm panels or armed robberies, and other techniques.
What we’ve noticed is that these criminals operate in groups of 3-4 depending on the nature of their planned heist. Their main target for theft is flat screen televisions. They do their research on the day that they plot to execute their plan – looking for easy targets – homes with weak front gates, easy access to the front door and then checking that no-one is home by ringing the bell first.
Front doors are relatively easy to kick down – they open inwards, and the small point of contact that the lock provides, ironically, provides them with the leverage required to kick in the door with one swift manoeuvre.
The other various types of crimes are still ongoing ie. armed robberies, theft of and out of motor vehicles, robbery from person and petty crimes. Monty emphasizes that businesses premises are still targeted for the lucrative loot. Ensure that you secure properly and all lights are in working order. Most contact crimes are dangerous. The most important factor is to not get yourself into a situation in the first place. Avoid and be aware at all times.
Stay safe and rest assured, your world is secure in Atlas’ hands.