Fast motion by a Secure Metropolis operator and response by the police led to the arrest of two thieves within the Pietermaritzburg CBD this week.

Secure Metropolis mentioned at about 10 am on Monday an operator was monitoring an space in Church avenue, simply above Boshoff Road, that’s recognized for avenue robberies and theft out of motor automobiles. The operator noticed two recognized suspects strolling in direction of Boshoff avenue. They stopped exterior a quick meals outlet the place a white LDV was parked.

Each approached the car and one of many suspects lifted the tonneau cowl on the again and eliminated a toddler’s inexperienced bicycle.

The operator instantly knowledgeable the SAPS officer who was on obligation within the management room and he requested fast SAPS response.

“The 2 suspects had been adopted by the operator whereas they proceeded down Church in direction of Slater Road. Once they tried to promote the bicycle at a store, they had been apprehended by the SAPS.

The lads attempt to promote the bicycle.

“Each suspects had been arrested and brought to the Pietermaritzburg Central police station and charged for theft out of a motorcar.”

The lads are apprehended by the SAPS.

Secure Metropolis mentioned the car proprietor was unaware that the bicycle had been stolen till instructed concerning the arrest. Secure Metropolis appealed to the general public to make sure that their valuables are hid and secured earlier than leaving their automobiles.

Additionally they appealed to buy house owners to not purchase attainable stolen items from anybody.