3 thieves nabbed in the blink of camera

2015-07-28 13:56

The Sea Point City Improvement District (SPCID) licence plate recognition (LPR) cameras have led to the arrest of three alleged remote jammers.

The arrests follow an incident on Monday last week when the SPCID was informed of three men suspected of breaking into a car. Three laptops to the value of about R30 000 were stolen.

SPCID security manager Bernard Joubert pieced together LPR footage of the incident, descriptions of the perpetrators and quality images of the car used by the perpetrators.

Three days later the car entered Sea Point again, which set off the LPR alert.

The police were immediately notified. The vehicle was stopped on Regent Road, and the occupants were arrested.

The SPCID, in partnership with the council, are set to roll out another two LPR camera systems in Green Point and Bantry Bay

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