NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Silva Sika is calling on all motorists and commuters in the capital to take extra precaution and to remain vigilant of opportunists when moving around in the city.
The Met. Supt. stated that due to the recent rainy weather, opportunists might get ideas to harass commuters.
“Today’s weather is unpredictable, it’s been like this for some time now. People by now should know some of the areas or places where opportunists may take the advantage to rob them.”
He said that people by now should know where these hotspots are and try to avoid them as much as possible and for their own safety, wait until there is a change in the Weather.
The Capital over the Weekend has received much precipitation in the recent days, with rain falling non-stop since last night.
“There are a lot of places like Erima, Gordons, Food World, e.t.c. When there is a heavy down pour and the water level rises, this allows for opportunists to come out and stand beside the roads.”
Police have reported that during the short span of the wet period, they have been receiving reports of opportunist trying to take advantage of commuters and due to this, Police in the Capital will be increasing their presence in and around certain parts of the City to ensure public safety.
The Met. Supt. mentioned an incident in relation to this happened this morning around the Koki area, when opportunists took the advantage to try to rob a few commuters this morning when they were deterred by police.
“Like Koki this morning, the water went up and people were just robbing others there. We got the call and moved in to address the situation. Policemen within the vicinity were there and moved in.”
Sika mentioned that they are mindful of this sort of incidents and are looking to increase presence around the area.
The Superintendent said sometimes people who get robbed or attacked tend to not report incidents to the police and due to this is now urging the General Public to head to the nearest police station should they feel threatened or in danger.