Cape Town – The Bishop Lavis community policing forum (CPF) has warned Bonteheuwel, Montana and residents around Airport Industria of robberies that have increased dramatically in the police precinct.
The CPF said that the times and days of robberies reported were mostly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between the hours of 9am and 9pm.
Lepelhout Street, Bonteheuwel Avenue, and Netreg Roads were deemed as problematic in Bonteheuwel, while most incidents in Montana were reported in Pallotti Road and Borchard’s Quarry Road at the Airport Industrial.
CPF chairperson Graham Lindhorst said the increase in these robberies follows after police had been undertaking numerous operations in the area.
“There have been quite a lot of reports of robberies that we have received from these locations which have increased drastically in the recent past. This follows numerous operations in the precinct where the police have been confiscating drugs.
“When you close down one stream of cash making, you then displace that crime and they now opt for other avenues of making money, which has resulted in these robberies and hijackings.