4 November 2019

Response officers bust Durban thieves in three weekend arrests

A swift response by Blue Security armed response officers and the police led to several arrests at the weekend.

Response officers bust Durban thieves in three weekend arrests

Suspect arrested in Gillitts.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said suspects were arrested in Mount Vernon, Glenwood and Gillitts where an alleged thief was arrested after he was spotted stealing lights from the gate of a residential property. The incident occurred at around 9.20pm on Friday.

“The resident was in the lounge of her home when she noticed movement at her front gate. She opened the blinds to investigate and spotted a suspect who was in the process of stealing the lights which were mounted on a wall near the main gate,” Mathios said. “The suspect had already managed to remove two sets of lights from their fittings. Our officer responded to the scene of the crime, gave chase and arrested the suspect in Stockville Road,” he said.

Mathios added that the police arrested a suspect who allegedly stole a cellphone and a woman’s handbag from a restaurant in Glenwood earlier last week. He was arrested when he returned to the restaurant late on Friday night. “The suspect had allegedly stolen a cellphone which he put in his pocket and a woman’s handbag which he placed in the boot of his car on Monday night,” Mathios said. “When he returned to the restaurant on Friday night he was identified and the police were called to the scene. He was arrested and taken into police custody.”

In the third incident in Mount Vernon, a swift response by an armed response officer led to the arrest of a trespasser who was caught on a property in broad daylight yesterday. The incident occurred at around 11.56am.

“A resident reported that he had noticed a trespasser on the property who he suspected was still hiding in an outbuilding on the premises. Our officer responded to the scene where he found the suspect hiding inside the outbuilding,” he said. The suspect was arrested and handed over to members of the Bellair SAPS at the scene of the crime.

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