Se­cu­rity guard nabbed for shop bur­glary in mall

Talk of the Town - - News - JON HOUZET

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.

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