Weg naar Zee residents to establish neighborhood watch
“Residents of Weg naar Zee (Kwatta) are fed up with the rising crime rate in their neighborhood and want to protect themselves by establishing a neighborhood watch,” Raymond Soekhan told Times of Suriname. The residents held an information session for the second time on Thursday. They want to convince everybody to support the neighborhood watch. Raymond made it clear that it is important for the residents to have a neighborhood watch especially given the number of crimes that have occurred in the area. He referred to the incident at Okrodam where a robber was gunned down by a resident. He also pointed out that gas cylinders are often stolen and that strangers are often spotted in the area. Soekhan explained that having a neighborhood watch will have a preventative effect especially when there are people patrolling the streets. He also explained that the important things is for everybody to feel safe in their own neighborhood. The neighborhood will reportedly work with the local police department.