A private security officer has been praised for his quick response which led to the arrest of a metal thief. The suspect is now in police custody.
A Ramsgate resident approached a Fidelity ADT officer for assistance after he noticed a suspect attempting to steal a metal flag pole from a local tourist attraction site.
“Armed Response Officer (ARO), Mpumelelo Zulu, responded immediately and made his way to the reported location in Marine Drive,” says Fidelity ADT’s Community Development Manager for KwaZulu-Natal, Rian Buys.
Upon arrival, ARO Zulu saw the suspect and managed to apprehend him before he could get away with the stolen flag pole and handed him over for arrest to members of the local South African Police Service (SAPS).
“I would like to commend ARO Zulu for his swift response which ensured the criminal has now been placed behind bars. All our officers are trained to deal with all kinds of emergency situations, including such cases of common theft from public property. Residents are urged to report any suspicious activity immediately to local authorities or their private security company,” Buys added.
South Coast residents are reminded to be extra vigilant as we move into the festive season. This is traditionally a time where crime increases, not only in public spaces but also at homes and commercial properties.