Sunday afternoon, two suspects were apprehended after being caught breaking into a neighbouring business in the Windermere area.
The incident began at approximately 13h50, when an Artificial Intelligence camera detected suspects exiting a window and moving onto the rooftop of a nearby business located on Dumbarton Road.
The Marshall Security’s Emergency Dispatch Center immediately received an alert and dispatched multiple Armed Response Officers and members of our Special Operations Team to the scene. Our Emergency Dispatch Center kept eyes on the suspects and provided their descriptions and whereabouts to our responding officers, who arrived on the scene within minutes.
The suspects, aware of the response, attempted to evade arrest by jumping between business properties on Umgeni Road, Dumbarton Avenue, Ballance Road and Cobham Grove. However, our team and other private security companies had already surrounded the perimeter of the properties while waiting for the assistance of the Durban Central SAPS and the Durban Flying Squad, who arrived on the scene shortly after.
The search for the suspects took almost an hour and a half as security teams combed through the area. Finally, thanks to the joint efforts of our team members, other private security companies, and the SAPS, the suspects were successfully apprehended.
Upon apprehension, the suspects were found to be in possession of house breaking implements and were subsequently transported to the Durban Central SAPS for further investigation and processing.
The successful operation was a testament to the coordination and collaboration between the private security companies and SAPS. Well done to our team for using the power of technology and AI cameras as an extra eye in the sky to assist in the successful arrest. If you’re interested in learning how AI can help make your business more secure, don’t hesitate to contact us today.