Police record decrease in burglary, theft, and aggravated robberies
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.