It is constantly reinforced that fighting crime is everyone’s responsibility. The success of this concept was proved yesterday when 7 suspects were apprehended in 3 Atlas Security DPS Areas; Summerstrand, Walmer and Clarendon, with community members being critical to the successes.
The first incident took place in Clarendon when a suspect attempted to steal items from a school. Staff witnessed the suspect and alerted the DPS Armed Response Officer that was in the vicinity. The bush close to the scene was searched and the suspect was apprehended.
A suspect in Summerstrand then thought that he would be able to execute a successful operation when breaking in to the client’s residence and stealing goods. The client was able to catch the suspect and who was then handed over to the SAPS.
In the third incident which took place in Walmer, a resident informed our DPS Service Desk in our control room of suspicious individuals walking past his CCTV cameras next to his property. Armed Response went to investigate and found a large amount of alcohol in the possession of the 5 males. They informed response that they had found the alcohol. The SAPS were not convinced and they were apprehended.
It takes the vigilance of a community to make an impact in the war on crime, and these incidents show how successful our force can be when we stand together. We commend the community members that played their roles and look forward to more successes.