Community comes together to fight crime

At the Edenvale Crime Summit, community members rallied together to address and find solutions to crime in the area.

The summit was held at Eastleigh Primary School on February 24.

Community members at the Edenvale Crime Summit.

At the meeting Kevin Twineham of the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) provided community members with tips for dealing with money.

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Some of the tips were:

• Not to carry large amounts of money.

• To be wary at ATM machines.

• To be vigilant and alert while in public places.

• To check for card skimming devices.

Andy Mashaile from Interpol also spoke to community members at the meeting.

Sheryl Mamerell, chairperson of the Edenvale Community Policing Forum, addresses the audience.

“We need to join forces and use smart thinking to fight crime,” said Mashaile.

“When criminals commit any crime they do it carefully and try their best to learn their victims’ routines.”

He explained that criminals across the world use the same or similar modus operandi to commit crimes.

Community, SAPS and EMPD members in attendance at the Edenvale Crime Summit.

“Before an attack or crime is carried out, it is meticulously planned.”

Mashaile said criminals mark a target, gather intelligence, conduct surveillance, plan the crime, gather resources, rehearse the crime, then execute and get away.

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He told community members it is important to keep your routines and daily habits private.

Andy Mashaile from interpol addresses the audience at the crime summit. Behind Mashaile is Edenvale Police Station commander Colonel Steven Moodley and Ekurhuleni North Cluster deputy commander Brigadier Mthombeni.

Stephan Lehman

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