Over the last couple of weeks I have heard stories about different types of breaking and entering, it was only the other day I heard a horriffic story of elderly people being tied up and beaten until they told the thieves where their money, which was their pension, was.
Other stories where peple have fought with the criminals only to get their teeth knocked out whilst trying to deal with the shocking situation. I must point out that I could be talking about ANYWHERE in the world, but when it hits home on you that a small island communtiy are subjected to these type of crimes it makes you wonder what can we do?
Yesterday, it seems that they were at it again in several areas around Zakynthos, the gangs had broken into houses and as the photo shows in this particular house, in broad day light and made away with whatever they could. In one particular case later that night, an old lady heard a car drive up her drive way and then a knock on the door, she did not answer, and it seems that was what they were hoping for, as they then took to breaking the locked aluminium shutters, smashing the window and then climbed through, only to be contronted with the shocked 85 year old woman. It seems they took pity on her and so they left. She, you may say was a lucky one. So, what do we do in these situations? How do we protect ourselves from these types of things when it seems that the police are at a loss to help protect our own lives, not to mention our worldly goods. Is there a way to help police combat the problems we are facing? Not that we should ever take the law into our own hands, it has become a thought of many to do just that. After having made my statement on my own personal FB page, a friend sent me a Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/zanteanticrime/ where we can do something, it is simple we demand action from our authorities! As a communtiy we have seen it before, we have come together on a lot of issues and yes, our voices have been heard. Our small police department can not cope and they need help, are you going to do something to help them? After all it could be your house, your bussiness or even worse your next of kin that are at the end of the theives eyes.
It seems that our community is doing something as the local internet newspaper Zantenews Time has also printed my posthttps://zantenewstime.gr. Let hope this is the beginning our community needs to get our community safe once again.