Our control room received an emergency call in the early hours of this morning from a resident in Uitenhage who had witnessed a theft in progress. Two suspects were seen carrying a large roll of copper cables from premises in Rosedale.

Atlas Security Armed Response Officers were immediately sent to investigate. B112 and B101 arrived on the scene in 1 minute and 22 seconds and began to search the premises. The suspects were spotted on-site in a dark corner of the premises near the entrance to the facility.

After the suspects were apprehended, it became apparent that they had been planning the theft for some time. The suspects were handed over to the SAPS.