On Sunday, 5th September, Allsound Security Control Room received a report of a break-in at a residential home in Brenton On Sea. The intruder gained entry via an unlocked door and made off with multiple items including 3 x Ipads; a Laptop; Cameras and cash
Allsound Officers responded and attempts were made to track the Ipads. A barefoot print was found close to the house, suggesting that the suspect could be our nicknamed “Barefoot Burglar”. Ops Manager Hugh Knight utilized the KSSI Drone to assess whether the suspect was still hiding in the area (as he is known to do). Allsound Officers were also alerted to be on the lookout for the suspect.
Later that day, the client made attempts to track the Ipads again and provided an update to the Brenton Owls Neighbourhood Watch and Allsound Security.
Hugh then supplied this information to members of Knysna SAPS CPU on duty, who immediately responded to the Ipad tracking. They traced the signal to a cluster of dwellings and subsequently recovered 1 x Ipad and 1 x Camera.
On Monday, 6th September, an Allsound Officer spotted the “Barefoot Burglar” at a shop in Town. He remained with the suspect, while members of the same SAPS CPU shift were notified. A search of the premises was conducted by SAPS and a number of cameras were found hidden at the back of the property. SAPS took the suspect into custody and upon further investigations, a 2nd Ipad and the Laptop were recovered.
This was a tremendous outcome for the property owner, the NHW, Allsound & SAPS as this suspect is believed to be responsible for several break-ins in the area. The suspect will appear in court tomorrow morning and we are all hoping for a successful outcome and that the “Barefoot Burglar” will be remanded in custody.
No words can express the thanks and appreciation for all the efforts put in by Knysna SAPS CPU Members and the Allsound Officers who assisted.