Two suspects driving a Hyundai SUV with cloned registration plates have been apprehended and handed over to SAPS Bramley following multiple robberies in the Craighall and Sandton areas.
On Friday the 30th July the suspects first hit in Craighall. The following day they broke into another house in Craighall stealing 2 television sets and an iPhone. Later that day these same suspects broke into a home in Athol. Their luck finally ran out and it was here that one of the suspects was apprehended by a Fidelity ADT officer. Goods stolen during the earlier Craighall robbery were recovered as well as the stolen vehicle.
The second suspect fled the scene and tried to escape through other homes in the area. Fidelity alerted Beagle and other security companies who were finally able to apprehend him.
According to Carlos Pronto, Community development Manager for Fidelity ADT, “We are seeing more vehicles using cloned number plates involved in robberies of this nature. Our licence plate recognition cameras in the area are useful in picking up these suspicious vehicles and we are hoping to close the net on these suspects involved in the recent spate of incidents. We also appeal to residents to report any suspicious activity in their area to their local security manager who can run the plates against a national crime database.”