Thieves tar­get cen­tre for dis­abled

The Rep - - NEWS -

Last Tues­day morn­ing, Red Guard cash-in-tran­sit of­fi­cers car­ry­ing out their du­ties at a petrol sta­tion ap­pre­hended three sus­pects who had robbed a woman of her cell phone and cash in front of the garage, op­er­a­tions man­ager Wil­lie Rey­necke told The Rep. The three were handed over to the po­lice and the stolen phone and cash re­turned to the vic­tim.

In the early hours of Wed­nes­day, re­sponse of­fi­cers on pa­trol no­ticed sus­pects break­ing in to busi­ness con­tain­ers and ap­pre­hended two sus­pects who had al­ready bro­ken the door pad­lock of a hair sa­lon.

As they were un­able to con­tact the owner of the busi­ness, they had to re­lease the sus­pects, who had not yet en­tered the busi­ness.

Re­sponse of­fi­cers at­tended to a panic alarm at a su­per­mar­ket on Thurs­day af­ter a cus­tomer and staff mem­ber had stolen meat.

They searched for the cus­tomer who had been im­pli­cated in the theft, and ap­pre­hended him at an­other su­per­mar­ket. Both were handed over to the po­lice and the stolen meat handed back to the store man­ager.

On Satur­day morn­ing, re­sponse of­fi­cers at­tended to a panic ac­ti­va­tion a liquor store where they ap­pre­hended a sus­pect for theft. He was handed over to the po­lice.

Not long af­ter mid­night on Sun­day, re­sponse of­fi­cers at­tended to an alarm ac­ti­va­tion at Phumelela Dis­abled Cen­tre.

They dis­cov­ered a pos­i­tive break-in and the care­taker was called to check with them.

They es­tab­lished that chairs had been stolen, but they re­cov­ered all the stolen chairs in close vicin­ity of the cen­tre as their prompt re­sponse had pre­vented the loss of any items.

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