“It seems to me that people are sleeping in the bushes near the Tecoma Street car park and they hide their stuff in the bushes nearby. I do not feel safe walking there anymore,” said the resident.
Earlier in February, the surf community joined forces with the Jeffreys Bay Police and did a sweep along the beachfront one evening to try prevent criminal elements using the bushes as a base to conduct criminal activities.
However, a house near the Point was broken into recently despite the efforts of the community and the Police.
“I also had a break-in at my house week before last. They stole goods like cellphones, an iPad and a wallet with lots of cash money from my visitors from Isreal’, added the resident who wishes to remain anonymous.
At a recent Community Police Forum meeting, the Police told residents that crime had reduced in Jeffreys Bay compared to a similar time period in 2011. House breakings in Wavecrest are still a problem though, although the numder of incidents have decreased.