No time to escape for burglar in Sea Point

2017-09-19 06:01

In the early hours of Friday morning, the Sea Point City Improvement District’s camera room operator noticed a man acting suspiciously outside one of the supermarkets in Sea Point.

The operator began monitoring him via the overview cameras linked to the licence plate recognition system. The suspect kept walking around a car which indicated to the operator that he might try break into it.

The operator immediately dispatched the improvement district’s response vehicles and police to the location as the man was breaking the car’s window.

As the man saw the improvement district’s response vehicle coming towards him, he casually walked across the road and tried to hide in the dark frontage of a shop.

The improvement district’s control room operator notified the officers of his position and he was surrounded from all directions. He was successfully arrested by the improvement district’s officers and handed over to the Sea Point police.

Heather Tager, the improvement district’s chief operations officer, commends the officers for the diligence and quick response which led to the man being arrested “within two minutes of committing the crime”.

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