Atlas Security in a joint operation with members of the Walmer SAPS embarked on a strong show of force in the Walmer area last night. In what is known as Walmer South”, the community have suffered from several break-ins and criminal activity over the past few months.
In the first stop and search of individuals during the operation, a large truck battery was found including tools. The individuals claimed to be mechanics, not satisfied with this information, our team and the SAPS continued questioning him, it was during this time that a client had posted on a WhatsApp group that her guests mini truck battery had been stolen in 1st Avenue and informed residents to exercise caution. Our control room immediately contacted the client to gather more information. Atlas Security and the SAPS headed to the clients premises where it was ascertained that it was indeed the same battery that the “mechanics” had been carrying which was stolen. The suspects were arrested and charged with theft.
A member of the community who joined in had the following to say: “The team work and camaraderie between Atlas Security and SAPS is something to be appreciated. Criminals have it tougher with this team work” He continued to add that “The Atlas Security DPS or SAPS alone could not see everything; the teamwork with all of us is 100%”
Atlas Security would like to commend the members of the Walmer SAPS for their swift reaction in partnering with us.
Later on during the early hours of this morning, Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, B17 was patrolling the Humewood area when he noticed a male pushing a motorcycle down Beach Road, thinking the individual needed assistance, he turn around only to find that the motorcycle was then left abandoned. Our control contacted the SAPS who alerted us that it had been stolen from a resident in South End. The resident was contacted and asked to come down to the scene, he confirmed that the motorcycle belonged to him.
Atlas Security is committed to proactively policing all neighbourhoods we serve in Nelson Mandela Bay. We believe that this has the impact of sending a strong message to criminals that crime will NOT be tolerated – THIS is what makes Atlas Security different!