The Aston Ball hall was filled with residents who are concerned about the spike in house breakings in their usually crime free suburb at a community meeting on Wednesday night.
According to Roy Riberio, the leader of the Aston Bay Neighbourhood Watch, there has been a spike in housebreakings in the suburb since the beginning of the year and the residents have had enough.
“We have to look after each other and we need more people patrolling at night to bring the situation back under control,” said Riberio.
The Jeffreys Bay Police did arrest two suspects with a stolen television nearly two weeks ago and since then housebreakings have subsided in Aston Bay.
The Aston Bay Neighbourhood Watch patrols the suburb every night and conducts special operations as well.
All able bodies residents are encouraged to join the Watch and play their part in securing the safety of all who live in Aston Bay.
More information can be obtained by phoning 072 833 6059.