Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery reports that home invaders are striking hard this week. A Lancing Road home in Brentwood Park was hit early hours of the morning on Thursday. Fortunately no one was injured and an arrest was made.
Again, Monty he reminds readers to arm their alarms and have multiple layers of security in place. Examine your current security measures (i.e. burglar bars, security doors, gates, fences, dogs, alarm systems, beams, anti-scaling devices, lighting, etc.). Are they adequate considering your neighbourhood and your lifestyle? How does it compare to the measures your neighbours have taken?
If you happen to be awake at that time of the morning, listen and lookout (in a safe manner) for any suspicious people wandering around your neighborhood. Please remember we have criminals wandering around our properties looking for opportunities to enrich themselves. Be careful when investigating – rather get help to ensure your family’s safety.
Our city is riddled with theft out of motor vehicles and theft of vehicles. Hijackings remain a matter of concern – please be safe all around the Bay. Many residents are negligent and unaware of their surroundings – remain vigilant when driving and parking.
Alcohol and drug related cases have skyrocketed – this leads to domestic violence and fatal accidents. These incidents are time consuming and drains valuable resources with very little cases opened at the end of the day. With crime on the rise, it is becoming a regular occurrence that our Armed Reaction Officers affect an arrest after a burglary or for any other unlawful misdemeanor. A very worrying fact is that some victims of crime decide not to register a criminal case against the suspects with the SAPS. Let’s clamp down on all disrespect and bad behavior to ensure a safe environment.
Lastly Monty reminds readers that should you do not register a case against the suspect, ATLAS or the police must release him/her immediately. There is then no record of the crime committed. Even an attempt to commit an offence is punishable by law.
Stay safe and rest assured that your world is safe in Atlas’ hands.