Umdloti thief apprehended

2016-08-04 06:00

A PRIVATE security officer from Umdloti has been praised for his vigilance, which led to the arrest of a suspected thief.

ADT Security armed response officer Sagren Pillay was on duty when he noticed two men who were acting suspiciously enter a complex earlier this month.

Pillay immediately called for back-up who arrived within minutes and then proceeded into the complex to investigate further.

Pillay’s suspicions were confirmed when the officers witnessed a suspect attempting to break into one of the units.

The officers gave chase and successfully apprehended one of the suspects who was handed over for arrest to members of the Umdloti South African Police Service (SAPS).

Ivan Govender, district manager of ADT Security KwaZulu-Natal, praised Pillay for his vigilance and bravery.

“I am proud of the officer’s quick response which ensured that the criminal has now been placed behind bars.”

Govender advised residents to regularly test their alarm systems and to ensure that windows and doors, including garage doors, are properly closed and secured.

“As an extra security measure, consider installing outdoor beams; if you already have them ensure that they are also activated,” added Govender.

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