Walkabout to raise awareness about crime

SAPS held a walkabout to build a partnership with the community.

Sea Point police station held a walkabout last week to raise awareness about how residents could help to combat crime.

Members from Atlantic Seaboard Community Watch and ward councillor, Nicola Jowell joined the walk from the police station to Fresnaye and Bantry Bay on Wednesday December 2.

Sea Point SAPS spokesperson, Cyril Dicks, said they want residents to be a part of the partnership to deal with crime.

He said theft out of motor vehicle remains a prominent crime in the area and people in Sea Point and Green Point still leave their valuables in their cars.

He said many residents do not report crime to SAPS.

“We need people to understand that police cannot act if the cases are not being reported. If the crime has happened it has to be reported so we can change our way of thinking and planning our anti-crime patrols and on how to deal with it,” he said.

Atlantic Seaboard Community Watch communications officer, Lara Lourenco, said residents can help by using information-sharing platforms and by knowing what to do when they see criminal activity or something suspicious happening.