Police have increased their patrols and have partnered with crime watch bodies in the community after an increase in burglaries in many areas.
Police have also noticed that robbers are breaking into premises using objects like crowbars, chisels and any other sharp objects.
Most burglaries occur in the early hours of the morning and around midnight when darkness has set in.
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Cops are patrolling these areas to ensure that all residents are safe and are requesting the community’s support in preventing crimes of theft.
Police are encouraging residents to implement neighbourhood watches in their areas and to form street committees. There are areas where these committees are vibrant and have contributed to crime prevention.
Residents are advised to make sure that doors and windows are secured before they go to sleep. Once it becomes dark, put the lights on and check around the premises if all the entry or exits are properly secured.
The alarm system must be checked regularly and must be activated at all times. It helps as a deterrent to prevent burglaries that may occur.
The vehicles must always be parked inside the premises/yard at all times, but not outside the verge the whole night.
The main gate is also locked to prevent easy access to the premises.