SAPS urge residents not to sell and purchase stolen goods

Reaction unit officer, Gareth Casey, together Jacque Coetzer of ET Rapid Response Security, hold the flyer showcasing the teaching aid used on the day.

A partnership between Brighton Beach SAPS and ET Rapid Response Security saw the Operation Paseka 2017 strategy awareness being created on the consequences of selling and purchasing stolen goods in accordance with the Second Hand Goods Act, Act 6 of 2009.  This was done by conducting foot patrols and distributing flyers at the three major malls situated within the Brighton Beach Policing prescient, recently.

Brighton Beach SAPS communications officer, Cpt Louise Le Roux said, “The demand for stolen property increases as the market for stolen items are created. The flyer encourages community members to reject any offer to purchase stolen items and to report those who are trading in stolen goods anonymously.”

Cpt Le Roux added, “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.”

Brighton Beach SAPS management acknowledges the three major malls for affording them a platform to host the project and ET Rapid Response Security  for the Operation Paseka 2017 partnership initiative to support them in curbing the purchasing and selling of stolen goods, non-ferrous metals and copper cable theft within the Brighton Beach Policing prescient. To report a crime, SMS Crime hotline on 32211, visit or call Crime Stop on 08600-10111.

To report theft of an illegal trade in copper cable and other non-ferrous metals, contact Telkom Crime Line on 0800-124-000, Eskom crime line on 0800-112-722, Transnet Freight Rail on 0800-003-056 and eThekwini Call Centre on 0800-331-011.

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