Today Atlas Security is reporting on crime statistics from 5 March – 11 March 2019.

Residential properties suffered 52% during this period, as we have noted a shift from commercial break-ins to residential. A lot of petty theft was reported at residential premises – increasing the statistics.

We urge residents to not have valuables lying in the yard, in front of windows etc. This is how the suspects are lured into neighborhoods.

A total of 31 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 17 were positive burglaries, four attempted burglaries, one armed robbery and nine positive theft incidents.

The most reported incidents happened on Saturday between 01:49 – 12:45.

The highest trending items reported to have been stolen are:
• Plasma TV’s
• Laptops
• Jewellery
• Playstation

Commercial loss:
• Vehicle batteries
• Cash registers
• Lawnmowers
• Laptops

The burglars’ most trending entry points were:
• Windows

Hotspots for the week:
• Walmer