Property crime spikes in Samarahan

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BY MA CHEE SENG & ALVERD

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Kota Samarahan police are seeing an increase in cases under Penal Code Section 379, such as stealing water metres, cable thefts and crop thefts.

Samarahan OCPD Sudirman Kram revealed this yesterday at a meet-and-greet session organised in collaboration with Farley Supermarket yesterday.

“We are concentrating on cases involving property crime.

“We received 46 reported cases last year, while 56 cases were reported this year from January to April.”

He added that the most common type of crime in Kota Samarahan right now was petty theft.

“However, compared to last year’s 27 reported cases of break-ins and burglaries, we see a significant decrease of 18 reported cases this year.

“It is an indicator, that crime in Kota Samarahan is still under control,” he said.

Asked what safety measures were in place to ensure Kota Samarahan’s safety in the next three to five years, he said that they would still follow the ‘Police and The Community Will not Separate” theme.

“Cooperation among residents is effective in reducing crime rates; they are also the police’s ears and eyes, providing us with information directly and allowing us to act as quickly as possible,” he explained.

Present at the meet-and-greet session yesterday was the Manager of Farley Supermarket Eiyen Lau.

Lau and Sudirman distributed pamphlets and goody bags to passing drivers at the Farley Supermarket parking lot.

According to the statement, the meet-and-greet session acted as a platform to meet with the community and to share views and opinions on preventing and reducing crimes.

Sudirman presents goody bags to passing drivers

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