Bisset Road Theft
Bisset Road Theft: There was theft of truck batteries on Bisset Road in Boksburg. The client at the business went to check on his vehicles when he discovered that the palisade had been broken and a large number of truck batteries were stolen from the business. CMS and SAPS were on the scene to investigate the incident further. The formal definition of robbery is the taking or attempt to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. The short definition of robbery is theft from a person by use of force or fear. The necessary elements of the crime are specific intent, theft from a person, by use of force or fear. The level of force or fear does not have to be great to meet the statutory requirement.
Security lighting is a good way to deter thieves from approaching your property, and will draw attention if a crime is taking place. Just make sure it complies with the Clean Neighbour hoods and Environment Act and won’t affect your neighbours. CCTV will also help detect and prevent crime, and provide evidence in the event of a crime. Smaller businesses may only need a couple of cameras. Invest in layers of security protection, including personnel to monitor job sites on weekends and holidays and to check-in on stagnant equipment.