Monty’s Crime Report: The Battle Between Stage 4 Loadshedding & Crime
Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager, reports that there is an alarming increase in homelessness/people without work which results in an increase on various crimes. Unfortunately, South Africa has an incredibly high unemployment rate and often the homeless or vagrants eventually turn to crime which starts with petty crime escalating into more serious crimes.
In most instances these people end up becoming full time professional criminals once they’ve cashed in. After doing their jail time, it’s hard to turn back or survive in the outside world. We have to collectively adopt a Zero tolerance stance. We will not accept any of this unlawful behavior.
Monty urges residents not to accept petty crime /loitering and drunkenness as well as domestic violence in their neighborhoods as this is where everything starts. If you see something, do something. By allowing substances and alcohol to be freely obtained in your neighborhood it will result in more serious crime and unwanted elements into your area. If you know of any dealings, please report it to the police immediately.
Home invasions as well as businesses being invaded. Premises left unattended are being wrecked.
Theft of and out of motor vehicles are still ongoing. Robberies are taking place at businesses and of course our homes. Let’s take extra care and ensure our safety.
Lastly, loadshedding also creates opportunities for thieves to shop and enrich themselves. Those seen as loitering or lost are pretending. Be careful as most of them have a hidden agenda. Eskom’s loadshedding is creating a vulnerable environment for you, with an opportunity for thieves.
Stay safe and look out for each other.