Alert Blue Security reaction officers were successful in arresting three suspects, in three separate incidents in greater Durban, on Saturday.
“One of our reaction officers was responding to an alarm activation in Congella, South of Durban, at about 10am, when he noticed a suspect at the back of the property. When the trespasser realized he had been spotted he leapt over the wall at the back of the premises and headed towards the railway line,” said Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios.
“Our reaction officer gave chase and was successful in bringing the suspect down. During an internal inspection of the property with the owner, it was established that the suspect had broken a window and door at the back of the building to gain access. The suspect had removed a welding machine and car battery from the premises.” said Mathios.
Members of Umbilo SAPS attended the scene and took the suspect into custody.
In a second incident in Prospecton a reaction officer was on his way to a callout when he observed a suspect carrying an LED light. “Recognizing the light, from a relayed description received earlier, the reaction officer apprehended the suspect and handed him over to members of Isipingo SAPS,” reported Mathios.
The owner of the property identified the stolen light, which was returned to him.
“A third suspect was arrested in Pinetown, on Saturday afternoon, by Blue Security after he was seen carrying a massive truck battery along the road. The suspect had dropped the battery and attempted to flee when the reaction officer attempted to stop him for questioning,” Mathios said.
“The owner of the stolen battery confirmed that it was the one which had been removed from a truck parked in his yard. The owner declined to press charges,” said Mathios.
“In a fourth arrest on Monday morning, a suspect was apprehended for stealing a large number of avocado pears from a vacant plot in Umbilo Road. A reaction officer had been onsite at the next-door premises, with a client, when he noticed the suspect emerge from the plot,” Mathios said.
“Investigations are continuing by Umbilo SAPS to confirm whether the suspect with the avocado pears was involved in the break-in next door,” said Mathios.
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