Police have taken a suspect into custody after an alleged break-in at a home in Durbanville earlier this week.
“Our monitoring centre received a call from a resident in Paarlberg Crescent Tuesday afternoon, reporting an apparent break-in in progress at the home next door,” says Verene Hulme, district manager (Cape Town North) at Fidelity ADT.
The closest armed response officer was dispatched to the address, through the auto dispatch system used by Fidelity ADT. It automatically alerts the vehicle closest to an incident, in order to cut down on response time.
“When our officer arrived at the address, he found one of the home’s windows had been broken and burglar bars forced open. A suspect was also found on the property, who tried to evade apprehension,” says Hulme.
The officer managed to successfully apprehend the suspect, and found several items in his possession which was allegedly stolen from the house. Durbanville SAPS also soon arrived to take the suspect into custody.
“We are very thankful to the neighbour who initially raised the alarm when they spotted something amiss. Durbanville can be a much safer place if we stand together and look out for our loved ones and neighbours, If you see anything suspicious in your neighbourhood, raise the alarm as soon as possible,” says Hulme.