Bluff police pamphlet project warns against buying stolen goods

BUYING stolen goods will see you face the might of the Second Hand Goods Act, Act 6 of 2009, warns Brighton Beach SAPS media officer, Captain Louise Le Roux.

The stations’ division media monitoring and ET Rapid Response Security joined forces to educate the public on the dangers of buying stolen goods in the Operation Paseka 2017 strategy.

“While conducting foot patrols 1,000 flyers were distributed at the three major malls situated within the Brighton Beach area, including Hillside Mall, Bluff Towers and Bluff SuperSpar.

The flyer encourages community members to reject any offer to purchase stolen items, and to report those who are trading in stolen goods anonymously,” said Capt Le Roux.

SMS the Crime Hotline on 32211; visit www.crimeline.co.za or call Crime Stop on 08600 10111 to report these crimes.

To report the theft or sale of copper cables and other non-ferrous metals call the Telkom crime line on 0800-124-000, Eskom crime line on 0800-112-722, Transnet Freight Rail on 0800-003-056 or eThekwini call centre on 0800-331-011.

“Operation Paseka 2017 forms part of the national strategy of the SAPS, to combat crime during the Easter holidays.

Brighton Beach SAPS management acknowledges our three major malls for affording us a platform to host the project. We also thank ET Rapid Response Security for the Operation Paseka 2017 partnership.

As we experience an influx of visitors to our policing area during this school break, we also experience an influx of those with criminal intentions. Lock up and lock out criminals. Don’t let your private belongings form part of the stolen goods property trade.”

 

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