JHB identifies 10 smash-and-grab hotspots

The JMPD and members of the Saps will be deployed to these areas.

FILE: A screengrab of a smash-and-grab incident posted on Youtube. Picture: Youtube

JOHANNESBURG - The City of Johannesburg says it has identified 10 intersections where smash-and-grab incidents have increased in recent months.

The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) and members of the South African Police Services (Saps) will be deployed to these areas as authorities make fresh attempts to clamp down on criminal activities.

The city's Sello Lemao says new marked and unmarked JMPD vehicles have been bought for use by officers deployed to the hotspots.

Although he would not reveal specific locations, smash-and-grab incidents have been reported in several areas including on- and off-ramps on the N1 and N2 highways.

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Lemao has also urged residents to help officers bring an end to these criminal activities.

"We will persist with our operations until our motorists are safe and freed from the fear they experience when they approach these intersections."

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