Security cameras across Cape Town continue to prove a thorn in the side for criminals. One recent incident saw a vehicle being stopped in Bellville (just after 10am on 17 May 2022), after it was linked to an alleged crime committed in Melkbosstrand.
“The Welgemoed Community Control Room was alerted by the security camera network when a vehicle entered the Bellville area. The vehicle in question was reported to have been involved in an alleged theft committed previously in Melkbosstrand,” explains Mr Jade Hanning, Western Cape General Manager for Fidelity ADT.
Armed response vehicles patrolling in the vicinity were alerted to be on the lookout for the vehicle, as it was moving in the direction of Protea Valley.
“The Control Room Team succeeded in guiding the response teams to where the suspect vehicle was. They stopped the vehicle on Infantry Road and detained its occupants until Bellville SAPS arrived to take the four occupants into custody.
“Well done to the teams who used the camera network to score another win in the fight against crime. My message for the public is to report all acts of crime no matter how big or small, so that this network of cameras and security officers can respond as quickly as they can,” says Hanning.