This week we are reporting on statistics from 22 to 28 November 2018.

Even though commercial properties continue to fall prey to criminals, incidents at businesses saw a decline this past week, representing 58% of positive burglaries in and around the Bay (previous week – 75%).

In total 29 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the period in question. Of these, 22 were positive burglaries, four attempted burglaries, two armed robberies and one house robbery.

The most reported incidents happened on Thursday and Sunday mornings between 00:00 and 07:00.

The highest trending items reported to have been stolen are:
• Tools
• Jewellery
• Bicycles

Commercial loss:
• Clothing
• Spectacles
• Money

The burglars’ most trending entry points were:
• Front doors
• Windows

Hotspots for the week:
• Uitenhage
• Walmer
• North End

Nine of the positive burglaries had no loss on site. Three of these also had no entry gained into the premises.

Month to date 28 arrests have been made by Atlas Security Armed Response Officers. We would like to thank the community, SAPS, K9 unit and Metro for their continued assistance.

Vehicles used:
• Armed Robbery – White Bakkie and a Toyota Quantum
• Positive break-in – Blue 4×4 and Silver Avanza