In a bid to sensitise the new influx of students, the Brooklyn SAPS and Hatfield City Improvement Districts embarked on a safety awareness campaign in the Brooklyn policing precinct after a number of robberies were reported last week.
Captain Colette Weilbach said that each year the Brooklyn police experienced an increase in cases reported by students who fell victim to various crimes.
“Because of the influx of students, criminals use the opportunity to pounce on newcomers to the city and campus life,” she said, adding that the police were now encouraging students to be aware of the crime risks and take steps to ensure their safety and safeguard their belongings.
“Two incidents were reported last week. Both incidents occurred between 8pm and 10pm, and one of the victims was a 22-year-old woman, the other a 30-year-old man.”