Our Thursday evening shift had a very busy night indeed.
It all began in Sherwood when a resident requested assistance on a social media group. She reported that a suspect had attempted to enter her house through the back door. She provided a detailed description of the culprit.
While our Sherwood vehicle was on patrol, the officer spotted an individual who matched the exact description given by the lady. The officer detained the suspect and contacted the SAPS (South African Police Service), who arrived and took the suspect into custody for profiling, as the victim, unfortunately, chose not to file a formal case.
In Lovemore Heights, our DPS (Dedicated Patrol Service) vehicle noticed two suspicious males walking down Melsetter Road. When they realized our DPS officer was observing them, they dropped the bag they were carrying and fled.
Our second area vehicle witnessed this and joined in the pursuit. Both suspects were apprehended and handed over to the SAPS, facing allegations of possessing a significant amount of stolen copper.
In Newton Park, our Armed Response Officers also pursued copper thieves, only to discover that these thieves had allegedly stolen a motorcycle, which they had hidden in the bushes. We contacted the owner, who was unaware that his bike had been stolen.
In Uitenhage, our control room spotted two males on the roof of a business in Market Street via CCTV. We alerted our Armed Response Officers, who caught the culprits in the act while attempting to steal the business’s cameras. The SAPS were contacted, and the suspects were arrested.
Also in Uitenhage, one of our officers responded to an alarm activation. As soon as he arrived on-site, he spotted the suspect attempting to flee through a hole in the wall at the back of the premises.
Our officer called for backup, and the suspect was detained. The SAPS were contacted, resulting in an arrest.
All in a night’s work for an Operations Force that is not to be challenged, unless, of course, you’re willing to lose…
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