A suspect was arrested by Hermanus SAPS last week, after he was apprehended by a local armed response officer. The officer from Fidelity ADT was on patrol in the Industrial area on Friday, where he intervened when he saw an unidentified suspect being chased by a large group of people.
“Officer Zankhele Hoyi was conducting his patrols in the industrial area when he noticed the group of people chasing a suspect. The people were all armed with sticks and they indicated to our officer that the alleged suspect was guilty of criminal acts within Zwehihle,” explains Marius Boshoff, Fidelity ADT’s branch manager in Hermanus.
Officer Hoyi realized that he had to intervene to ensure the safety of both the alleged suspect as well as the group who was chasing him.
“Our officer anticipated where the fleeing suspect might again surface, and drove to that area in an attempt to apprehend him. He soon encountered the suspect and apprehended him while calling for police backup,” says Boshoff.
On arrival, the police confirmed that the suspect was linked to ongoing investigations.
“Well done to officer Hoyi for his bravery in responding immediately when he saw what was happening. I urge residents to contact Fidelity ADT or the Hermanus SAPS and to not take the law into their own hands. Please leave law enforcement and security to the trained professionals,” says Boshoff.