NEWSFLASH: Garsfontein fence ninja caught and released

Photo: Accon Security

A man sought in connection with burglaries in the Garsfontein area was caught on Sunday morning but unfortunately later released.

Salmon Swart, spokesperson for Accon Security, said the infamous “fence-hopper” or “fence-ninja” was caught as a result of good communication between the community and security.

“This man has been known to jump over fences and steal from homes in the area. He has been sought for quite some time,” said Swart.

“A Whatsapp group was formed to allow residents to effectively communicate with security and inform us about the suspect and his whereabouts.”

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Swart said the alleged “fence-ninja” was spotted by the residents in the early morning and they raised the alarm.

Accon Security and other security companies responded.

“Johan Deysel, a resident in the area, followed the suspect on his bicycle.”

“Shaun Wehmeyer and Roy Rademeyer of Accon Security joined Deysel and chased down the suspect. They eventually caught him in Gert Potgieter Street,” said Swart.

Unfortunately, Swart said, their success was short-lived after they turned him over to the police.

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“We were informed that the man was released again because the arrest was seemingly unlawful.”

Police could not immediately be reached for comment on the matter.

Swart said: “We still want to thank everyone involved in trying to keep their neighbourhood safe, especially members of the community.”

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Photo: Accon Security

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