Around 23 suspects were apprehended by Sandton Police during various operations conducted in the past week.
- Actions include 4 people arrested for reckless and negligent driving.
- Unsecured sliding doors are a major weakness in home security.
- Members of the public are encouraged to report any criminal activity to CRIMESTOP 08600-10111.
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This past week, 23 suspects were arrested for various crimes including 2 for possession of suspected stolen property; 1 for rape and robbery; 3 for theft; 3 for shoplifting; 1 for dealing in drugs; 1 for dealing in dagga; 1 for possession of dagga; 2 for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm; 2 for common assault (domestic violence), 2 for driving under the influence of alcohol and 1 for breaking curfew (Disaster Management Act).
Sandton South African Police Service (SAPS) urges residents to follow all possible safety measures when asleep at home or leaving the house, including properly locking windows, doors, and sliding doors.
Reported incidents of house robberies indicate that sliding doors are the main point of entry for criminals, whereby these access points are not locked in most cases. Whether a sliding door is on the lower or upper floor of a home, it should be locked and secured properly.
The Sandton SAPS remains committed to efforts eradicating criminal activities in the Sandton policing precinct. Sandton SAPS can be contacted on 011-722-4200.
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