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A suspect recently apprehended by Fidelity ADT Reaction Officers following a robbery in the Hanny Hoff Centre had over R16 000 in cash in his pockets.
On 6 May at around 5:30 Fidelity ADT received an alarm activation from a store in the Centre in Hercules, Pretoria North, and Reaction Officer Jacob Moatshe responded. On his arrival he found the store owner at the store who reported that he had heard a noise when he opened the shop. Officer Moatshe called for back-up and when the other Officers arrived they started their search of the premises. They found that a slot machine had been left open. After two hours of searching, they eventually found the suspect hiding in the ceiling.
Gerrit Rheeder, Community Development Manager Fidelity ADT, says the Officers brought the suspect down from the ceiling and he was searched. “The Hercules SAPS, who had arrived on the scene, discovered over R16 000 in the suspect’s pockets obviously stolen from the slot machine. He was arrested and taken into custody.”
Rheeder commends the Officers for continuing the search until the suspect was found. “Their perseverance paid off and the suspect is now behind bars.”