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Theft frenzy hits two wheels and more!

Safeguard your prized possessions with your ultimate defense against bike burglars!

We have observed a recent surge in theft and house-breaking incidents where suspects have been targeting motorbikes, scooters, trailers, and bicycles within our community over the past few weeks. These brazen crimes, occurring primarily during the early hours of the morning, have raised concerns among community members. As advocates for safety and well-being, we aim to raise awareness about this crime trend and provide essential safety tips to protect community members and their valuable possessions.

Reports received by the Marshall Security Emergency Dispatch Centre indicate a significant increase in theft and housebreaking incidents, specifically targeting motorbikes, scooters, trailers, and bicycles. Suspects employ a specific modus operandi, which often involves cutting fences or derailing property gates to gain unauthorized entry. The occurrence of these incidents during the early hours emphasizes the need for heightened vigilance and precautionary measures during this time.

To mitigate the risk of falling victim to these thefts, Marshall Security strongly advises residents to implement the following security measures:

  1. Lock and Secure Garages: Ensure that your garage is securely locked at all times. Consider installing sturdy locks and reinforcing entry points to deter potential intruders. Additionally, investing in an alarm system or security cameras can enhance protection.
  2. Adequate Lighting: Maintain well-lit surroundings around your property, especially near garages and areas where valuable items are stored. Sufficient lighting serves as a deterrent and increases the chances of identifying suspicious activities.
  3. Secure Valuables: If motorbikes, scooters, trailers, or bicycles are stored outside, ensure they are securely fastened or within the range of motion-activated beams or alarms. This way, any unauthorized movement will trigger an alert, allowing for timely intervention.
  4. Neighbourhood Watch: Foster a sense of community by participating in your local neighbourhood watch program. Collaborating with fellow residents enables increased vigilance, allowing for mutual support and the prompt reporting of any suspicious activities.
  5. Report Suspicious Behaviour: If you witness individuals acting suspiciously or notice signs of tampering with property gates or fences, report the incidents immediately to local law enforcement. Your timely reporting can aid in the prevention and detection of further crimes.

Marshall Security remains committed to working closely with local authorities to address these concerning crime trends and ensure the safety of our community. By implementing these recommended security measures and remaining vigilant, residents can collectively protect themselves and their valuable possessions from theft and housebreaking incidents.

Remember, safety is a shared responsibility, and together we can create a secure environment for all community members. Stay alert, report any suspicious activities, and take the necessary precautions to safeguard your property.

For further information or assistance, please contact Marshall Security at 086 162 7732.

Stay safe, stay secure!

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