Po­lice record de­crease in bur­glary, theft, and ag­gra­vated rob­beries

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Bur­glary, theft and ag­gra­vated rob­beries have recorded de­creases in two ar­eas of con­cern in the South­ern Di­vi­sion dur­ing the month of Au­gust how­ever we con­tinue to urge mem­bers of the of the public to take on board the “Know your neigh­bour” cam­paign to help keep this fig­ure down.

The de­creases were recorded in both the Na­madi Heights and Suva Point ar­eas which have been sub­ject to con­cerns raised by through the me­dia.

The six bur­glary cases re­ported in the Na­madi area dur­ing the month of June have al­ready been in­ves­ti­gated with eight men ar­rested and charged for their al­leged in­volve­ment in the sep­a­rate cases, while the South­ern Di­vi­sion Task­force is con­tin­u­ing with their work on the re­main­ing cases.

With bur­glary be­ing the most com­mon of­fence in the two ar­eas, and the homes va­cant dur­ing the time of of­fence, we are there­fore again urg­ing mem­bers of the public to adopt sim­ple crime pre­ven­tion strate­gies that be­gin at home. The “Know your neigh­bour” cam­paign is sim­ply the act of fa­mil­iar­iz­ing your­selves with those liv­ing right next door so that in times of need or when you plan to leave your homes va­cant, en­list­ing the help of your neigh­bours to look af­ter your home can be a ma­jor help. Ex­chang­ing con­tact in­for­ma­tion also helps so that you are reach­able in times of need and if there is any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­i­ties you can be the first to know.

You can also call Crime Stop­pers on 919. We are ask­ing for every­one’s co-op­er­a­tion to help keep our com­mu­ni­ties safe.

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