On Monday morning, CAP’s Tactical Officers were proactively patrolling the area and encountered a SAPS vehicle who requested CAP’s assistance. SAPS were in pursuit of a suspect involved in a robbery. While walking home a minor victim was approached on Young Avenue, Observatory and was robbed of her cell phone.
Together with SAPS, the area was searched for the suspect and swiftly found the suspect in possession of the victim's cell phone and a knife. Both were recovered and the suspect was handed over to SAPS for further investigation.
Well done to all involved!
Lessons Learnt: When walking within the public space, Always be alert and aware of your surroundings.
When walking or jogging in the public space, avoid doing so alone. Whenever possible, ask somebody to accompany you.
Keep valuables out of sight to prevent attracting the attention of a potential criminal.