Lack of resources hamper JBay Police

There has been a recent increase in the theft of motor vehicles in Jeffreys Bay, as well as an increase in theft out of motor vehicles.

This was revealed at a meeting of the Community Police Forum (CPF) yesterday evening at the Jeffreys Bay Police Station.

CPF chairperson Andy Thysman displayed a vast array of home made weapons that had been confiscated by the newly formed Ocean View Neighbourhood Watch.

The CPF will be undertaking a costing exercise to properly equip the Ocean View Neighbourhood Watch with pepper spray, torches, stun guns, boots and protective clothing.

The recent attacks on the Aston Bay road were also discussed and the Police thanked the security companies for their assistance with a visual presence on the road.

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It was abundantly clear that the Jeffreys Bay Police are struggling with a lack of vehicles at the station, which is hampering them in their fight against crime in the town.

Residents can express their concerns about this problem by phoning the Police National Hotline on 086 0010111.

This line is monitored and residents can make a difference by phoning and saying there is a lack of vehicles in Jeffreys Bay.

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