Report crimes speedily

Edenvale SAPS requests that victims of crimes report incidents as soon as possible.

Spokesperson of the Edenvale SAPS, Captain Jean Olckers, said several theft cases had been recently reported between two and seven days after the crime occurred.

Stolen items included electronics, such as laptops and cellphones.

“At the SAPS we understand that in some cases victims are injured or traumatised by the crime and need hospital treatment or trauma counselling.

“It is understandable that the crimes are reported after the victims receive the relevant attention,” said Olckers.

Reporting cases late makes investigations harder.

Olckers said it also creates suspicion.

He said it would appear the cases are only being reported for insurance purposes and that the complainants have no need for the property to be recovered or have the suspect arrested.

“The SAPS investigators will report this to the relevant insurance companies,” said Olckers.

Olckers added that it is an offence to open a false case and anyone found doing so will be arrested.

“We urge complainants to work with the SAPS and let’s report crime for the right reasons,” said Olckers.

To report crimes to the SAPS contact:

0860010111 or 10111.

To contact the Edenvale SAPS sector vehicles contact 071 675 6841/2/3/4.

Edenvale SAPS Sector Vehicle Numbers

Stephan Lehman

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