Security officers on the ball

2018-07-11 06:01

A ROUTINE patrol by officers from an armed response company resulted in the arrest of two men in possession of up to R 10 000 in stolen goods on Sunday afternoon.

While driving along Ackerman Street, security officers noticed a man sitting outside one of the business gates on the road and became immediately suspicious.

What raised suspicions even further for the security officers was when the man, who was sitting outside the gate, got up and walked away upon seeing their vehicle.

“We immediately were alarmed when we noticed that he got up to walk away after seeing that we spotted him,” said John Vermuelen, an Amlec security armed response supervisor.

Vermuelen said that the security officer then stopped the vehicle and went to look through the gate, and it was then that he spotted another man in the premises.

“He then immediately called for back-up and, once back-up arrived, we were able to arrest the two men,” said Vermuelen.

The men were caught in possession of goods to the value of R 10 000 and were subsequently handed over to the police, who were more than happy to receive them.

Spokesperson for the Pietermaritzburg Police Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngobese confirmed the incident and extended his thanks on behalf of the police for the help from the security company.


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