AfriForum’s Phalaborwa neighbourhood watch and the SAPS made four arrests over the weekend during two separate incidents in the Phalaborwa area.
On the Friday afternoon of 14 June 2019 AfriForum’s Phalaborwa neighbourhood watch received an emergency call from a member of the community about a burglary in the area. AfriForum’s safety structures were activated immediately, and the suspects were caught in the act of loading a steel gate onto a bakkie. The SAPS was then called in, after which the suspects were arrested and taken to the Phalaborwa police station for further questioning.
Another two suspects were apprehended by the Phalaborwa neighbourhood watch on Monday afternoon 17 June 2019 after members of the community informed them of a burglary at a vacant property. AfriForum’s safety structures were activated immediately and two suspects were apprehended with a stolen geyser in their possession. The SAPS were called to the scene and the suspects were arrested. The owner of the property was also informed of the burglary.
“This is an excellent example of how the community and the SAPS can take hands to curb crime in the area together. Through effective teamwork we can succeed in making our community safe,” says Cobus Louw, Chairperson of AfriForum’s Phalaborwa neighbourhood watch.
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