Cellphone thief apprehended

2017-06-22 06:00
Fidelity ADT armed response officers Roy Hammond and Johannes Goeda helped apprehend an alleged cellphone thief, after receiving a call for help from one of their clients in the area.     Photo:SUPPLIED

Fidelity ADT armed response officers Roy Hammond and Johannes Goeda helped apprehend an alleged cellphone thief, after receiving a call for help from one of their clients in the area. Photo:SUPPLIED

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A suspect was arrested by police in Jeffreys Bay recently after alle-gedly stealing a cellphone from someone relaxing on the beach.

Fidelity ADT received an alarm activation from a client close to the beachfront and dispatched armed response officer Johannes Goeda to investigate.

“When officer Goeda arrived at the address, our client told him that he had been mugged on the beach a short while earlier and his cellphone stolen. The client had run back home to press his panic button in order to call for help,” says Ryan Britz, branch manager for Fidelity ADT in Jeffreys Bay.

Officer Goeda called for backup and proceeded to patrol the beachfront. His colleague, armed response officer Roy Hammond, joined the search for the alleged cellphone thief.

“During their patrols, our officers noticed a suspect matching the description they were earlier given of the alleged cellphone thief and apprehended the suspect. He was handed over into the custody of the Jeffreys Bay SAPS who arrested him on a charge of theft,” says Britz.

“I am grateful to our team for the quick and seamless way in which they responded. This ultimately ensured that another suspect would end up behind bars, where he belongs.”

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