Mitchell’s Plain police have increased visibility on local transport routes.
This excludes early morning patrols done in partnership with community safety structures like the neighbourhood watch.
They are also randomly hopping onto buses and taxis to combat robberies and ensure greater safety in the community.
Station commander Brigadier Cass Goolam said this was a joint initiative in tandem with taxi organisations, Golden Arrow Bus Services and Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers deployed in the area.
“The police will continue tirelessly to clamp down on crime in the area,” he said.
Brigadier Goolam commended the police officers for their hard work and dedication; and thanked the community for their support in reporting crime.
Members of the community are urged to report all crime in their area by calling the SAPS Crime Stop toll-free line on 086 001 0111.
Members of the South African Women’s Informal Traders Association, in Fourth Avenue Town Centre, local police, the neighbourhood watch and Mitchell’s Plain Community Police Forum (CPF) held a Covid-19 awareness campaign in the central business district (CBD) on Tuesday July 6.
As the business and transport hub sees crowds of people passing through daily, they thought it best to educate commuters and shoppers about the importance of wearing masks, sanitising hands regularly and keeping a physical distance of 1.5m, by distributing pamphlets.
SAPS and Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers issued more than 100 fines during joint operations in the CBD in recent weeks.
A fine for not wearing a mask is at R1 000.
To report incidents call investigating officer Detective Constable Theodorick Cloete, Mitchell’s Plain Serious and Violent Crimes unit, on 082 777 8076.
Arrest for illegal sale of alcohol
Mitchell’s Plain police’s crime prevention unit members arrested a Westridge woman, 47, for selling liquor without a licence on Friday July 16.
They received a tip off about the unlawful sale of wine at a house in Dexter Close. They confiscated 800 boxes of wine. The woman was due to appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on Monday July 19.