https://i2.wp.com/namola.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/image1-2.jpeg?fit=904%2C679&ssl=1 679 904 Leon-Niel https://namola.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Namola-Logo-DD-1.png Leon-Niel2017-12-05 02:12:242017-12-05 02:14:03“Make it your moral and civic duty to blow the whistle on crime.” - YUSUF ABRAMJEE
“Someone, somewhere, somehow knows something about crime.”
This statement is so valid and we must all make it our duty to blow the whistle on crime.
It is often said criminals can run but they cannot hide.
We see many breakthroughs by the police on a daily basis.
A family was robbed in the parking area of the Grosvenor Crossing Shopping Centre in William Nicol Drive Bryanston at the weekend.
The robbers were in a white Porsche Cayenne with a CA registration number.
I immediately tweeted it and within a few hours someone called saying he was also robbed by the same gang.
Yesterday, I received video footage of the incident and shared close-up photographs of the Porsche.
Within two hours, Reservist Constable Mo Omarjee from Brixton police located the car in a parkade in Milpark. The Porsche was stolen or hijacked.
Let’s hope the robbers are brought to book.
We need to use social media responsibly and it can assist greatly in the fight against crime.
Police recently warned about posting photos of suspected criminals before they even appeared in court saying it could jeopardize cases. They are correct.
Unless a suspect is wanted, to post faces of suspected criminals is a problem – even on Whats App Groups.
Let’s continue to join hands and #MakeSASafe
And remember, download the Namola Safety App and report crime. Over 116 000 people have it. It’s a FREE app sponsored by DialDirect.
To make anonymous tip-offs, call 08600 10111 and pass on detailed information: Who; What; When; Where; Why and How?
Let’s blow the whistle on crime.
I served on the board of global NGO Crime Stoppers International for many years and was also a vice-president. Every 14 minutes, a criminal is arrested around the world – thanks to an anonymous tip-off.
Let’s make it our moral and civic duty to pass on information. Someone, somewhere, somehow knows something!
*Yusuf Abramjee is an anti-crime activist and Namola’s Chief Ambassador. He also heads-up #MakeSASafe