Suspect apprehended for using forged money to buy goods
On Monday morning last week, Red Guard response officers attended to a panic alarm triggered at a cash and carry store where a suspect was apprehended for purchasing goods with forged money, operations manager Willie Reynecke told The Rep. The suspect was handed over to the police.
In the early hours of Tuesday, a response officer on patrol noticed an elderly woman walking to the pension payout point and spotted some suspicious-looking people following her. He stopped and transported the woman to the police station.
Last Wednesday night, Red Guard response officers attended to an alarm triggered at a health shop. They apprehended the driver of a vehicle who had driven into the front door of the store and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. The suspect was handed over to the police.
On Friday night, the company’s 24-hour control room received a phone call from a driver passing a bank on the Hexagon, reporting that a window was broken. Response officers were dispatched and from evidence at the scene it was established that a vehicle had driven through the window.
They requested the bank’s security service provider to be contacted for details of the managers to be contacted. The officers remained on site until the manager arrived.
In broad daylight on Saturday morning, the security officer on site at a scrap metal dealership requested assistance from armed response.
Officers were dispatched and, with the help of a staff member, recovered several items outside the premises, indicating that there had been at attempt to steal them. The stolen items were returned to the premises.
Instead of enjoying a Sunday meal, response officers in Lady Frere attended to a panic at a hardware store.
They chased after two suspects who had stolen a window frame from the store.
They managed to recover the window frame and return it, but the suspects could not be apprehended. – Rep reporter