Don’t forget to lock your car
Partnerships play an integral part in the fight against crime, but remember to look after your valuables too
MANY arrests have been executed, however, owners ignore the message of not leaving valuables in their vehicles.
Sea Point Community Policing Forum chairwoman Heather Tager said: “People need to manually check if their car is locked before moving away. Due to the densification of the area, private parking is at a premium with space along the public roads being utilised.”
She said attractions such as the Sea Point Swimming Pool and the Promenade, which both drew hundreds of people, played a huge role in the increase of daily commuters.
Tager said most of the crime in the precinct was property-related, with the most prevalent being residential burglaries occurring in the early morning hours and theft out of motor vehicles late in the evening.
Meanwhile, various initiatives have been put in place such as the installation of Licence Plate Recognition Cameras which has resulted in many arrests.
“The Sea Point City Improvement District has played a large role in the central business district with minimum crime occurring.
“The CID’s presence enables the police to spread their visibility and resources in the other areas of the precinct.”
Tager said although there was an economic down-trend, the area continues to grow with the increase of multiple developments throughout the precinct.
“Partnerships play an integral part in the fight against crime, thus the strong relationship with all other law enforcement agencies, private security companies, Neighbourhood Watches and other associations.”
Sea Point police Captain Elizabeth Munro said Sea Point Police, with the CPF, will be hosting an imbizo where crime will be discussed on Wednesday at 6pm at the Weizmann Primary School, Kloof Road, Sea Point.
Ward 54 Councillor Shayne Ramsay told Weekend Argus while there have been a few incidents of crime reported in the neighbouring areas of Fresnaye, Camps Bay and Sea Point, she was not aware of any recent criminal activity in Bantry Bay.