BILLABONG JOINS WAR AGAINST CRIME IN JEFFREYS BAY
House breakings remained the biggest problem for crime fighters in Jeffreys Bay during May. The good news is that the number of reported cases has dropped nearly 30 % since the peak in April.
This drop can be attributed to the efforts of the Neighbourhood Watches, the Police, the Security Companies and the CPF who have all combined in ensuring criminals do not find easy pickings in Jeffreys Bay.
The vast majority of house breakings took place in Pellsrus/Ocean View and Wavecrest. Most of the breakings occurred between 12 pm at night and 6 am in the morning. Robbers generally gained entrance through windows, sliding doors or forced burglar bars open.
The theft of motor vehicles remained a problem with syndicates from out of town moving into Jeffreys Bay and stealing cars. This means that it is difficult crime to prevent, with visible policing being the best method the Law Enforcement agencies have at their disposal.
Theft of possessions out of motor vehicles spiked again during May and many times residents made it easier for criminals by leaving valuables lying in open view in their cars. Guest house owners are also urged to warn their guests to avoid becoming victims of crime in our town.
CPF members who join the Police in special operations were given a boost during May when local surf company Billabong sponsored 30 T – shirts for the volunteers to wear when fighting crime in the town.
The Aston Bay Neighbourhood Watch also sponsored the CPF with a radio, car decals and lights for two vehicles to ensure more visible policing.