The wheels came off the security of what should be a closely scrutinised Nelson Mandela Bay municipal property, monitored around the clock by CCTV cameras.
Or rather, the wheels were ironically snatched off a surveillance trailer – a hi-tech anti-crime tool – and another luxury vehicle in full view of those cameras, allegedly with no security personnel around.
The wheels of what is one of the Bay’s most sophisticated municipal surveillance vehicles, along with those on an impounded Land Rover Discovery, were stolen right in front of the CCTV cameras erected at the traffic department’s Sidwell pound.
The entire theft was recorded by the cameras, but authorities only cottoned on to the crime hours later. The municipality has remained tight-lipped about the January 15 incident, which has rendered the almost R1million trailer non-operational.
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