February, although it is a leap year has come and gone with haste. Many issues were dealt with during this month by the BCID team. We restarted the greening competition that has already had a few entries, we began a project to address street naming within the Industrial Area and had to face a lot to do with crime, both petty and opportunistic and also serious crime within the area related to robberies and armed robberies.
If you manage cash on-site, be warned. There is a group of 6 or more Black Males who are armed and dangerous and who are committing robberies throughout the Blue Downs Area. The SAPS are investigating and doing everything they can to track down and apprehend these persons. A tip-off led to a foiled robbery in Blackheath three weeks ago, where 3 armed persons were arrested Two escaped and a policeman from the local Police Station was implicated, later arrested and charged. We appeal to you to manage and hold as little cash as possible at your premises and to immediately find other means to manage cash in order to deter a would be criminal from victimising you at your premises.
Please contact Colonel Nel of Mfuleni Police Station who is the head of Visible Policing in the area for support and information or speak to ST3 Security for assistance with Security advice at your premises.
February again saw many cases of dumping within the Blackheath Industrial Area and especially the dumping of tyres. It seems that the persons drive through the area and roll the used tyres off of the back of the vehicle as they drive through, creating a long line of dumped car and truck tyres in their wake. I am offering a reward to anybody who can provide me with information as to the registration number and a description of this vehicle, we are very keen to catch this person who is responsible for dumping tyres throughout the Blue Downs area and now also in Blackheath.