SAPS report that the downward trend in the number of crimes reported has continued and attribute this to the deterrent effect of the CCTV cameras. The CCTV footage is an important resource for good detective work and resulting good arrests.

Through the CCTV footage, a person who attempted to vandalise a camera at main beach was identified, appeared in court and community service recommended after an official apology was received and accepted. The driver responsible for a hit and run fatality on Tarragona Rd was identified and apprehended.

It is important to note that residents should continue to be vigilant and secure their own properties as the CCTV cameras are a deterrent only.

SAPS REPORT As at 30 July 2019 – SAPS Successes and arrests
1 x Assault GBH
1 x Common Assault
1 x Possession of Mandrax
1 x Possession of Tik
1 x Robbery
1 x Common robbery
3 x Theft
1 x Theft out of motor vehicle
1 x Housebreaking common
4 x Drunk and disorderly
1 x Attempted housebreaking and robbery

Source –  Crime Spotter St Francis Bay