After a Dedicated Patrol Service (DPS) client in 11th Avenue, Walmer, called our Control Centre and reported that she had been a victim of theft, our Area Commander (AC6) began the search for the suspects. He found the suspects, and one made a run for it. AC6 called for assistance in the search while he detained the remaining 2 suspects. DPS vehicles, W1 and W2, searched for the runner but didn’t manage to find him.
The stolen property was recovered, and the SAPS stood down. The client unfortunately decided not to open a case, which in the eyes of the law means that the crime never happened. This left us and the SAPS with no option but to release the suspects.