Nine security companies join forces with police to rid Kraaifontein of crime

Kraaifontein’s Station Road is free of robbery incidents thanks to a joint operation initiative between the Kraaifontein police and nine 
private security companies.

Commuters were often robbed on their way to and from the station, which is used by people from Scottsdene, Wallacedene, Bloekombos and Kleinbegin.

Gerda van Niekerk, Kraaifontein Station Commander, says this was a joint venture with the Kraaifontein Community Policing Forum. An invitation was then extended for security companies to join in.

I never dreamed nine security companies will respond and support me, especially in that specific area. Some of them don't even have clients there.

Gerda van Niekerk, Kraaifontein Station Commander

Van Niekerk says criminals were targeting people going to work and rob them. There were about 3- 4 incidences a day.

The security companies are now patrolling morning and evening, seven days a week, when commuters come back from work. There has not been a single incident in a month.

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