Swift team work by Blue Security, the police and Kloof Street Patrol and Proactive Projects led to a suspected hijacked truck being pulled off the road in Kloof, last week Thursday.
Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios, said a SNIPR Automated Number Plate Recognition Camera (ANPR) had detected the truck in the Kloof area at around 10.55am. He said the truck had been reported as hijacked in Balfour in Gauteng earlier this month but had not been cleared on the police system as recovered.
“The camera detected that the truck is listed on the police data base as a wanted vehicle and an alert was sent out to Blue Security and a local Kloof Street patroller to investigate further,” Mathios said. “We searched for the vehicle, pulled it over and alerted members of Kloof SAPS to attend the scene.
The vehicle was handed over to the police who also took the driver in for questioning. Upon further investigation police found that the vehicle had been hijacked and subsequently recovered but this latest development had not been updated on the police system,” he said.
Mathios commended the Kloof SAPS and Kloof Street Patrol and Proactive Projects for their swift response to the scene. “Blue Security is committed to continue working closely together with the police and the community to fight crime in the Highway area. We have already achieved a number of successful arrests throughout the greater Durban area employing this strategy while also making use of ANPR street surveillance cameras to detect any suspicious vehicles in the neighbourhoods we patrol,” Mathios said.
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