Security guard nabbed for shop burglary in mall
IT WAS a case of the fox guarding the hen house when a security guard was arrested for breaking into a store at Rosehill Mall on his nightshift between Saturday and Sunday.
A Hi Tec Guard called MultiSecurity, requesting armed response and SAPS at 3am on Sunday morning.
A Hi Tec guard supervisor also arrived. A window was broken and there was no security camera coverage at that spot. However, detectives discovered a guard was responsible for the break-in and he was arrested shortly after.
Police spokeswoman Captain Mali Govender said the man was charged with stealing five blankets and two bags to the value of R9 000. During the investigation, both bags and four of the blankets were recovered.
The suspect was due to appear in the Port Alfred Magistrate’s Court this week.
There was a break-in in Hill Street late on Saturday night. MultiSecurity control room dispatched response officers after receiving a call from the homeowner.
The burglar/s gained entry through an open upstairs window without burglar bars. The alarm was also not armed.
Police also arrived at the scene shortly after. Two cellphones, a green handbag and a red suitcase had been taken.
There was another cellphone theft at a break-in at a home in Southdowns Avenue early on Sunday morning.
Two MultiSecurity officer responded to a call from a guest at the house. They reported the burglar/s gained entry by opening the sliding door at a flat on the first floor and took two cellphones that had been left on the microwave.
The guest said it might have happened at around 1am as they had heard noises inside the house but did not check.
Two men were caught shoplifting chocolate at a filling station store in Albany Road last Friday. MultiSecurity informed the police who took custody of the two men. MultiSecurity was not sure of the amount of chocolate that was stolen.
There was a break-in a body shop business in Hallier Street on Friday afternoon. MultiSecurity responded to an alarm at the premises.
Response officers found that one of the windows at the back was open and the burglar bars removed.
The owner was informed and noticed that his tool box was missing.
Burglars broke into a garden flat in Boundary Road last Thursday and stole two cellphones, a handbag and wallet.
MultiSecurity responded to a panic signal and said the electric fence was not on. The burglars had gained entry at the flat through an open bathroom window without burglar bars. The flat was not covered by the alarm system.
A customer who did not have enough money to buy cigarettes, got into a fight with a spaza shop owner on Sunday.
The owner pressed the panic button and MultiSecurity responded. The owner said the customer had shouted at him and slapped him when he refused to “help” the customer. The MultiSecurity response officer defused the situation.
Several incidents were reported of security beam fixtures being ripped out on Sunday.