Stolen Vehicle Recovered In Beverley Grove Thanks To Vigilant Armed Response Officer
Early on Sunday evening, while on his DPS Patrol (Dedicated Patrol Service), Atlas Security Armed Response Officer noted a suspicious looking vehicle parked in a driveway in Beverley Grove. The vehicle had no registration details on it. Officer B63 alerted our control room using a photo of the vehicle who then confirmed that they had received information that the vehicle was stolen. Armed Response Officer immediately conducted a check on the vehicle which reflected as a wanted vehicle on the SAPS database.
He called for backup and several Armed Response Officers responded to the scene and intercepted the vehicle. The SAPS arrived and swooped the scene. Moments later a vehicle approached the stolen vehicle and upon searching the driver of the vehicle, the keys linked to the stolen vehicle were found on the suspect. Inside the second vehicle items from the stolen vehicle were found, including the spare wheel. The alleged suspect was arrested for being in possession of the keys to the stolen vehicle and both vehicles were impounded.
Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery commended the Armed Response Officer for his vigilance and swift response to the scene. Our DPS vehicle in our DPS areas is a proactive service with faster response times back with state of the art CCTV Infrastructure. “We are committed to fighting crime proactively in the neighbourhood, working closely together with the community and the SAPS, and this latest arrest shows that our strategy is continuing to produce positive results.”