On Sunday evening, our Control Room received a panic signal from a residence in Walmer. We dispatched our Dedicated Patrol vehicle to the site.
Our client confirmed that she heard a banging noise outside. A suspect was busy stealing copper pipes on site. When he realized our client saw him, he fled. She gave us a description of what the suspect was wearing.
Officer B109 met with our client. Officer B105 spotted the suspect in Community Road. He chased him down and detained him. Our client identified the suspect but decided not to press charges.
We are pleased that we detained a suspect in Fernglen as well as in Kwazakhele too. SAPS arrested these suspects and cases were opened against them. It was definitely a busy night, but a successful night. We will continue to strive to make our communities safer places for our families.