Behrens taxi rank turned crime hot spot

It is alleged that three men were robbed on the 8th of July 2015 at different times during the day while shopping next to the taxi rank opposite KFC. The area has now turned into a crime hot spot.

The community is saying there is a lack of police visibility in the area, therefore criminals gain advantage of the situation and rob shoppers in broad day light. The place is congested with many taxis running all over the streets preventing pedestrians from crossing the road safely.There is no proper control. There have been several reports of people being scammed and robbed at gunpoint. Several incidents of drug peddling and robbery have been reported at the Behrens taxi rank. There should be Crime Prevention Unit patrolling the area day and night. Shop owners around are also complaining that they are being threatened by gangsters on a daily basis and there is a high possibility of break ins.