As we start heading towards more structured days – back to work and school, we noticed in the week of the 6th – 13th January that crime trends were very scattered even though many people have a set routine now in place.

We had a total of 25 burglaries, of which, most occurred on a Friday between 01:00 am – 11:00am. There were many areas that suffered losses – with Sidwell being the highest.

The most common entry point was roof entry and window entry. In the past two days we have come across two burglaries at educational institutions – being the start of the year. We ask you to exercise extra caution at drop-off and pick-up points with your child/children. Make sure they are always in a safe area and, should there be any type of intrusion, they are well aware of what to do.

The last thing we, as parents/guardians, want to do is instill fear into our children but it is more about keeping them well informed of possibilities and safe guarding them from any potential risks.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for information regarding the above on 0861 585 585 or alternatively please email us on info@atlas24.co.za.