On 23 July at approximately 13:00, Fidelity ADT Reaction Officer Michael Matshaba was patrolling on Waterburg Road in Rooihuiskraal when he saw what looked like people chasing three suspects.
Reaction officer Matshaba stopped to find out what was going on. He was informed that the three suspects had robbed a few people. He then continued driving, as he turned the corner the three suspects started running and split in different directions. The officer managed to chase after and apprehend one of the suspects. He then called for backup; fortunately his back was just two minutes away. Together they searched the suspect and found two cell phones, two knives and a 38 special revolver in his possession.
While they were still with the suspect, a driver from what looked like an Uber stopped and seemed to be taking a video of the apprehension. The Fidelity ADT Reaction officer approached him and soon discovered that he was actually the suspect’s partner and had come to collect him.
Both suspects were handed over to Constable Nyambi of Olievenhoutbosch SAPS for further investigation.
Muller says “The community, in partnership with the SAPS and security providers, is very active in these areas and we see the positive results. Having officers patrolling and being on-call makes all the difference.”