Crime Prevention : Safety Tips
Say no to stolen goods
Purchasing goods obtained in this illegal manner motivates
criminals to repeat their actions.
Taking good care of our valuables also plays a role in
bringing down theft.
- Do not buy stolen goods
- Say no to stolen goods.
- Never leave your cell phone unattended in a public
- Always conceal your cell phone when walking in the
- Never leave your door keys hanging in the door. It is
easy to make duplicate keys for later easy access to one=s
- If you buy luxury goods, cut up the boxes and dispose of
these in tied black bags- a branded box is a telltale sign
of what thieves could find in your house.
- Do not buy trendy items flashed in the streets. Honest
trade does not operate in that way.
- Never buy expensive brands of perfume, clothing or any
luxury goods at bargain prices from dealers with dubious
- Never leave your car keys in the ignition, even if it is
for only a few seconds.
- Never leave valuable items on the car seat. Rather, keep
them in the boot of your car.
- Be on the alert when wearing expensive jewellery or
carrying expensive equipment.
- Never keep your wallet in the back pocket of your
trousers or leave your handbag unattended.
- Always mark your property and keep records of serial
numbers where possible.
Let us close the market for stolen goods. It is a crime and
punishable by law - so too is receiving stolen goods. Reject any
goods you suspect could have been stolen and report to the
police on Crime Stop 08600 10111. Let us all break the chain of
crime and invest in a safer South Africa.
Reject and Report stolen goods. They
stole it; if you buy it... more victims will suffer.
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