MONITOR NET OFFICER CATCH SUSPECT AFTER HOUSE BREAKING
At approximately 13:48 on Tuesday the 11th of June 2013 the Monitor Net control and dispatch center received an alarm signal from a client’s residence inTanja Street, The Reeds. The client was contacted and informed and he requested that a response vehicle be sent to the premises as there was nobody at home.
Response officer: Marius Van Zyl was dispatched to the premises. On his arrival he noticed that the backdoor of the premises was forced open. He then saw the suspects jumping over the back wall. Officer Van Zyl gave chase after which the suspect who was carrying the stolen flat screen TV, dropped the TV in the neighbors’ backyard and jumped over the wall into the next property. The officer jumped over the wall after the suspect and caught the African male inStead Street.
Wierdabrug SAPS officers arrived soon after and the suspect was taken into custody. The flat screen TV, as well as a stolen pair of running shoes was recovered.