South African Police Service (Saps) spokesperson, Brigadier Sally De Beer, says about 5000 newly graduated constables have been deployed in malls across the country during the festive season.
De Beer says there have been many reported incidences of robberies at malls compared to previous years.
We will continue to flood malls with members. You will see blue uniforms everywhere. They have specific duty to perform.— Brigadier Sally De Beer, Saps spokesperson
We definitely have set our deployment, and will continue to do so right into new year.— Brigadier Sally De Beer, Saps spokesperson
She says robberies in malls at the Western Cape have been taken out of context.
Only one of those incidents can actually be classified as attempted robbery.— Brigadier Sally De Beer, Saps spokesperson
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