On 7 August four suspects broke into a house in Jukskei Avenue, Gallo Manor. The domestic worker heard a noise at the front door and went to look. The suspects grabbed her and locked her in the bathroom. While they were ransacking the house, she managed to scream for help out of the bathroom window.
Fortunately, a neighbour heard her and pressed his panic button alerting Fidelity ADT. He also contacted the dedicated Reaction Officer for the area, Erick Mathenjwa. The Officer rushed to the scene and arrived just as the suspects were driving out of the driveway. He gave chase until they got to Usuthu Road where the suspectS climbed out of the vehicle and tried to run away on foot. Officer Mathenjwa caught two of the suspects and recovered all the stolen items that were in the getaway vehicle.
Aslam Munsur, Community Development Manager Fidelity ADT, says the suspects had tried to steal a plasma TV, two laptops and jewellery. “Many thanks must go to the neighbour who acted quickly and contacted our Reaction Officer. We are very pleased that two of the suspects were arrested as they may provide leads on where to find the others. Congratulations to Officer Mathenjwa for his professionalism. The domestic worker has been offered trauma counselling through Fidelity ADT. We want to encourage all residents to give their domestic workers panic buttons and to ensure they are worn at all times,” he says.