Monty’s Crime Report: Don’t get caught without arming your alarm!
Do you go to bed without arming your home? Do you leave your home to run errands and not arm your alarm? Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that on a daily basis his team finds residents who are guilty of the above. And sadly they suffer a big loss. Negligence is the order of the day.
Monty says “We have noticed a sharp increase in burglaries in domestic areas. Most common entry point being windows/sliding doors as well as the roof area. Please ensure that you have adequate protection. It is vital that we receive more than one signal when these robbers enter your properties.”
Armed robberies are still continuing and becoming more and more dangerous. The possibility of people getting injured is massive as these robbers are armed most of the time. This week a few people reported that their motor vehicles were burgled and laptops and valuables were stolen.
Pedestrians are still hot targets especially students and people carrying valuables on them. Always try to walk in groups when out and about and always be aware of your surroundings
Monty issues a stern warning to business owners that armed robberies are on the rise. Theft of cell phones, laptops and anything valuable lying around on the counters will be stolen. Put your valuables out of reach. Thieves normally operate in groups of three to four – the driver stays in vehicle and two or three enter normally enter and occupy the staff while one focuses on getting the loot. Another tell-tale sign is that they will reverse into a parking and will always be ready to drive off after committing their crime.
Lastly be extra careful when withdrawing money. Do not use the ATM if you’re not comfortable with the people hanging around or the surroundings. There are plenty of safe places, make sure you feel safe where you shop and obtain cash. Stay safe and rest assured, your world is secure in Atlas’ hands.