Suspect Apprehended After Robbing Cyclists in the Baakens Valley
The Atlas Security Control Room received a phone call with information of a robbery that had taken place in the Baakens Valley on Sunday morning. Happening in the vicinity of 9th Avenue, Walmer, the suspects allegedly robbed two boys of their bicycles. The suspects got away with one bicycle. Attempting to make their escape, it was said that they were heading towards the Mill Park side of the Valley.
The information of the suspects and the bicycle was circulated, with B22 heading to check the exit points of the Valley from the Mill Park side. Entering the Valley at the end of Mill Park Drive, B22 found the suspect riding the stolen bicycle and began the pursuit. He caught up to the suspect at the end of Alcock Road, which is when the suspect tried to hide the bicycle and continue his escape on foot. His dreams of freedom came to a very quick end when B22 caught and apprehended him. The bicycle was recovered and the suspect handed over to the SAPS.
This success comes at a crucial time as the criminal activity in various sections of the Baakens Valley has been a crucial talking point, with Atlas Security hosting meetings with Ward Councillors, Metro Police and various other role-players to force action to keep residents safe.