Quick response sees suspected robber arrested

2018-02-14 06:02

A PRIVATE security officer has been praised for his quick response which led to the arrest of a suspected thief. The suspect is now in police custody.

The Fidelity ADT Monitoring Centre recently received a panic alarm signal from a Burger Street property after the homeowner saw a suspect jumping over the wall into his yard.

Armed response officer (ARO) Sifiso Myeni was immediately dispatched and arrived at the property within minutes.

“All our AROs are equipped with PTT (Push-to-talk) devices which enable them to receive auto dispatch signals as soon as a client’s alarm is activated, enhancing response times.

“In emergency situations such as these, we are all aware that time is of the essence and we therefore ensure that all our responses are done in an effective and efficient manner,” said district manager for Fidelity ADT KwaZulu-Natal, Ivan Govender.

As soon as Myeni arrived at the home, he immediately conducted a perimeter check and soon spotted the trespasser, who was attempting to break a window in order to break into the house. The suspect was successfully apprehended and handed over for arrest to members of the local South African Police Service (SAPS).

Govender commended Myeni for his quick response and bravery.

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

He urged residents to remain vigilant at all times.

“Should you come across a suspect on your property, remain calm and immediately contact your security service provider or the South African Police Service. Never confront them or attempt to capture the suspects because they may be armed and dangerous.” — Supplied

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