A distressed client sent through a panic signal from their home in Church Road, alerting us that there was a suspect in his yard and peeping through his bedroom window.
The Atlas Security Armed Response DPS vehicle descended to the scene, back up was requested and information was circulated to our Armed Response Officers in search of the suspect. The Atlas Security Armed Response Officer arrived, secured the premises and began the search.
Our locally-based control room kept an eye on our CCTV cameras in the area for any movement. Minutes later, Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, B106 arrested the suspect who was hiding in the bush of a neighbouring property. The suspect was handed over to the SAPS for profiling and further investigation.
Almost 2 years ago, this particular area was plagued with crime, being victim to almost 5 incidents a week. Since the lock down of DPS (Dedicated Patrol Service); a community driven project, driven by residents living in the area, “Upper Walmer” has had many successes and almost zero crime, with a vehicle that never leaves the area, faster response times, and the back-up of a multi-million rand camera infrastructure, this means our DPS clients who subscribe to the service are secured, always.
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