Of­fi­cers keep busy as thefts are rife

The Rep - - NEWS -

AT MID­DAY last Tues­day, Red Guard re­sponse of­fi­cers ap­pre­hended a sus­pect who had al­legedly bro­ken in to the store room of a sta­tionery shop. Sev­eral stolen items were re­cov­ered and re­turned and the sus­pect handed over to the po­lice, op­er­a­tions man­ager Wil­lie Rey­necke told The Rep.

Later the same day, an of­fi­cer on pa­trol no­ticed a per­son walk­ing with a toy elec­tric jeep. He was un­able to ex­plain where he had got it and on fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion it was es­tab­lished that it was stolen. The jeep was re­turned and the sus­pect re­leased as the owner de­clined to open a crim­i­nal case.

That evening, re­sponse of­fi­cers at­tended to a panic alarm at a house, where they were in­formed that chil­dren stay­ing with the owner had stolen her lap­top. They found the lap­top hid­den un­der a bed. The home owner de­clined to open a case.

In the early hours of Wed­nes­day re­sponse of­fi­cers in Lady Frere no­ticed two peo­ple run­ning with a bag. As they had just been dis­patched to a nearby school they chased and ap­pre­hended the two sus­pects with four lap­tops and a DVD player al­legedly stolen from the school. The re­cov­ered items were re­turned and the sus­pects handed over to the po­lice.

Se­cu­rity of­fi­cers on duty at a su­per­mar­ket ap­pre­hended a sus­pect for theft. The stolen goods were re­cov­ered and handed back and the sus­pect re­leased after the man­ager de­clined to open a case. – Rep reporter

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