Coordinated teamwork led to the arrest of two suspects after they allegedly tried to burgle a home in Glendinningvale recently.
“The Community Information Centre (CIC) monitoring team received a report on a community WhatsApp group, explaining how two alleged suspects had burgled a home on Marlborough Street and were then spotted jumping the wall of another property,” says Port Elizabeth branch manager for Fidelity ADT, Ryan Britz.
The CIC team monitors all community social media platforms as part of their work, and use it to alert local security partners to respond to any incidents when needed.
“The CIC team alerted armed response officers in the Glendinningvale area to be on the lookout for these two suspects. An extensive search led to the arrest of one of the two suspects, while the second tried to evade apprehension,” says Britz.
Despite the best efforts of this second suspect to escape, he was also soon tracked down thanks to a coordinated effort by the armed response officers. They were both handed over into police custody and the stolen goods were recovered.
“Team work is crucial in the fight against crime. In this case, our officers worked together with the CIC monitoring team to ensure successful arrests. Information provided by eyewitnesses also proved valuable. If we form a uni