A Newton Park business owner was notified of an intruder who jumped over his wall shortly before 20:00 on Sunday evening. When the response officer arrived on site he was notified of a trespasser who could possibly still be on the premises – he immediately called for back-up and entered the property.

The Response Officer spotted the suspect tampering with the lock on the security gate of the office and demanded that he immediately stopped what he was doing. The Response Officer apprehended the suspect and handed him over to the SAPS where a case was opened by the owner.

Quick thinking by a member of the public led to a speedy response – a potential loss was nipped in the bud!