There was a surge in theft of motor vehicles over the weekend when no less than three vehicles were stolen in the town. Two thefts occurred in Wavecrest and the third took place in the normally crime free suburb of Paradise Beach.
It is suspected that out of town syndicates are responsible for the crimes but it is unknown exactly where the stolen vehicles are taken too. Sue Smit from the Jeffreys Bay Community Police Forum (CPF) urged residents to secure their vehicles where possible and to make use of security devices like alarms and gear locks.
“It is a difficult crime for the Police to control as Jeffreys Bay is vast and the Police as well as the Neighbourhood Watches cannot be everywhere all the time”, said Smit. The Police Forum will be engaging with the Police at the next CPF meeting in an effort to combat the theft of vehicles from the town. This meeting will take place on 7 February at the Police Station and begins at 6 PM. All residents and organizations are invited to attend.
Residents are urged to make use of technology and to report anything suspicious to the Jeffreys Bay anti crime website called Gotcha Please remember that all crimes must still be reported to the Jeffreys Bay Police Station. The website is additional tool that can help prevent our neighbours from becoming a victim of crime but being forewarned.
The Jeffreys Bay Facebook page can also be used to report anything untoward that is happening in your suburb. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.