Car thieves caught at work

2016-01-19 06:00

The Sea Point Improvement District’s camera network has stopped a group of thieves in their tracks. This after the suspect broke into a car on Regent Road.

A camera network controller was monitoring the camera terminal when he noticed three suspicious individuals talking on their cellphones and walking up and down an area in Regent Road.

Recognising this behaviour as suspicious and in line with the various methods of operation around car-related crimes, the controller alerted one of the improvement district’s mobile drivers and footbeat guards in the area, says chief operations officer Heather Tager.

“Our reaction team began responding to the scene and with this the controller witnessed the one suspect entering the car. Our first response car arrived within two minutes of being alerted,” she says.

The officers found the suspect still in the car counting money he had stolen. He was apprehended and handed over to the Sea Point police.

The security team waited at the car until the owner arrived and informed him of the incident. The owner checked his car and confirmed that money had been taken.

“He was certain he locked the vehicle via remote which was clearly jammed by the suspects,” Tager says.

Remote jamming is a major contributor to theft out of cars, she explains.

“It is important for owners to manually check their cars once using the remote and never push the lock button while walking away,” she says.

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