Burglaries and theft rife last week
LAST Monday evening, Red Guard response officers apprehended a suspect at a filling station who was assaulting customers and handed him over to the police, operations manager Willie Reynecke told The Rep.
The same suspect had caused problems at another filling station earlier in the day, when he was also handed to the police.
In the early hours of Friday morning, one of the company’s control room operators was outside the office when he noticed two suspicious-looking people on the premises of the Wesley Methodist Church.
Response officers established that they had broken into a storeroom at the back and several items were found lying outside, including two speakers. The property was returned.
A little later a response officer noticed two suspects running away from a business in Green Street. On investigation he found that a hole was being made in the fence. The owner was called and it was established that items had been stolen from the premises.
To round off an active night, response officers attended to an alarm activation at a car wash.
The response officer found a big generator outside the premises and called the key holder. It was established that the suspects had broken in and unsuccessfully attempted to steal several power tools.
A suspect was apprehended on neighbouring premises and handed to the police.
On Sunday night the security officer at Chris Hani finance office called for assistance because people were trying to forcibly enter the premises. When the response officers arrived, the four suspects ran away, but they recovered several suspected stolen items, including cleaning materials and office equipment.
After further investigation it was discovered that the suspects had broken into a nearby office, but the manager could not say if any of the items had been stolen.
That afternoon, security officers at a supermarket apprehended a customer for theft. The stolen items were returned and the suspect was handed over to the police.