Thieves target centre for disabled
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.