A private security officer has been praised for his quick response, which led to the arrest of a suspected thief, who is now in police custody.
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On the day of the arrest, the Fidelity ADT Monitoring Centre recently received a panic alarm signal from an Isipingo premises and immediately dispatched armed response officer, Eugene Mwelase, who arrived at the Alexander Avenue property within minutes.
Upon arrival, the officer immediately noticed that the garage door had been forced open. He entered the garage and soon spotted the suspect hiding.
The suspect was successfully apprehended and handed over for arrest to Isipingo SAPS.
“It is important to conduct regular security assessments in order to resolve any vulnerable or unprotected areas to deter opportunistic criminals. Security technologies such as CCTV, outdoor beams and roof passives are often used to proactively prevent crime,” said KZN district manager of ADT, Ivan Govender.
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