The police have urged the public to adopt several safety measures, specifically going into the Christmas season. Among the tips coming from the authorities, is increased vigilance from farmers, as well as from individuals carrying out construction activities.
The alleged thefts of Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) cylinders are one of the major items on the list of tips coming from the police.
Noting their concern of these alleged incidents, the lawmen have advised residents to properly secure the cylinders, whether at their residences or places of business.
Both vegetable and livestock farmers are also being encouraged to make regular visits to their farms over this period to ensure their property and assets remain intact.
Similarly, residents who are building homes and business places are advised to make regular checks at construction sites to ensure that building materials and other equipment are accounted for and are secure.
The security of residences should also be prioritized, with proper locking mechanisms in place.
As for personal safety, residents should remain vigilant in their daily travels and avoid exposing valuables such as cash and jewellery while in public spaces.
These items should not be left inside parked vehicles, as that could result in vandalism or possible theft.
The police have also asked the public to desist from purchasing items believed to be stolen or otherwise illegally obtained.
Persons with information on any such items, or other suspicious transactions, are asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at 462-3913 or 462-3914.
Additionally, individuals can file a report with the nearest police station.