This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, identified that front door burglaries have increased in the Uitenhage/Despatch area. Criminals are getting smarter by the day and therefore residents should therefore remain one step ahead of them.

Atlas warns subscribers and the public to be alert and vigilant at all times. Atlas Security states that the public must be aware of crime trends, such as car thefts and hijackings, which usually peak before a spate of armed robberies take place

On a daily basis, he finds a number of homeowners who do not pull their motor vehicle into their yards/garage. This is an easy invitation for opportunistic criminals to strike. On the topic of motor vehicles, Monty says it’s obvious that it’s difficult to steal modern vehicles without the key, and he warns that this does not stop the criminals. They will go to extreme lengths to hijack you or break into your premises for the key or spare key. He therefore urges everyone to have a plan in place to prevent such crimes.

Until next week, stay safe.