Jeffreys Bay
Community meeting as crime increases in Aston Bay

All residents of Aston Bay are invited to a community meeting at 6 pm tonight at the Aston Bay Hall.

The Seekoei River borders the once peaceful suburb of Aston Bay. Photo: Clive Wright

The Seekoei River borders the once peaceful suburb of Aston Bay. Photo: Clive Wright

Crime has increased recently in Aston Bay, with housebreakings as well as theft from motor cars taking place.

“We feel we do not have the support from the Police or the residents of Aston Bay and a decision needs to be made whether we going to continue with the Aston Bay Neighbourhood Watch or not,” said Roy Ribiero from the Neighbourhood Watch.

The number of people patrolling has dwindled due to the initial success of the Neighbourhood Watch and according to Ribiero, the status quo cannot continue.

“For too long it has always been the same faces, for too long many capable residents have relied on the fact that there is someone else ‘patrolling’ so why should I? “ added Ribiero.

Resident are asked to bring their own chairs to the meeting.

The Cormorant Street area of Aston Bay has been particularly hard hit with housebreakings taking place in that part of the suburb.

Residents from all over Jeffreys Bay are concerned with the increase in housebreakings and violent crime in the town and it is not uncommon for up to 5 housebreakings to occur in Wavecrest over a weekend.

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