FOLLOW-HOME CRIME AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

Follow-home attacks from banks are one of the crimes reported in Vosloorus that has seen a rapid increase. In an attempt to make the community aware of the crime, Vosloorus SAPS in partnership with CPF, patrollers and various banks located at Chris Hani Crossing mall embarked on a follow-home crime awareness campaign at Chris Hani Crossing mall last week Friday.

The campaign was initiated in June this year and has been ongoing. The police and various partners were visible at the mall engaging with people and handing out safety awareness tips to people visiting the mall. Captain Piet Rossouw, spokesperson of Vosloorus SAPS said since October no cases have been opened for follow-home attacks from banks and they managed to arrest suspects for ATM related crimes.

“We urge the community to refrain from withdrawing and transporting large sums of money from the banks. We encourage them to use electronic banking as an alternative. Instances where cash is needed urgently they should seek assistance from the police. However it is not advisable as it is also a risk. We also warn people to have different banking and withdrawing patterns,” concluded Captain Rossouw.