Armed Robbery, House Break-ins on the Increase
Crime statistics show that house break-ins where armed robbery is involved are on the increase in Windhoek. “We try to redouble our efforts in order to ensure that the city and residents are safe,” said City Police Spokesperson and Assistant Superintendent Cillie Auala. Auala said crime is very high in areas such as Katutura and Khomasdal as these areas do not have proper security measures in place.
“We have over 125 surveillance cameras installed at the crime prone areas in and around the city, “ Auala added. Speaking to 99FM, Auala said these cameras are being monitored 24 hours by trained City Police officers operating from the City Police call centre, adding that City Police invested approximately N$12 Million to date in the restoration of the Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and it has proven to be an effective tool in terms of reduction and prevention of crime.
In Spotlight news we sat down with City Police Spokesperson and Assistant Superintendent Cillie Auala about the high rate of house break-ins, measures by City Police to reduce crime and measures that home owners should put in place in order to meet the City Police half way to prevent crime.
-Article and Interview by Maggie Forcelledo