Swift teamwork by a Blue Security armed response officer and community members led to a Ballito arrest and the recovery of stolen goods, yesterday afternoon.
Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said community members provided the security firm’s team with information about suspects that had been seen hiding in the park in Zen Drive. The arrest took place at around 4.30pm. “Our officer responded to the scene to investigate and found three suspects walking through dense vegetation in the park.” he said. The suspects were in possession of a flat screen television.
The officer approached the suspects and one suspect attempted to flee the scene but was quickly apprehended by a back up armed response officer who arrived at the park. The suspects initially alleged that they had found the flat screen television on the side of the road. However, upon further questioning and investigation by the Umhlali SAPS this was found to be untrue and police arrested one of the suspects for being in possession of the allegedly stolen television,” Mathios said. Umhlali SAPS took the suspect into custody at the scene of the arrest.